Ben Affleck Is The New Batman [Breaking]

You read that right. Ben Affleck will be taking over the role of Batman for the highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel. Shocked? So is pretty much everyone. From Variety:

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement.

Directed by “Man of Steel” filmmaker Zack Snyder, the Superman-Batman feature will open worldwide on July 17, 2015, with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane reprising their roles.

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

Now, I really don’t have anything against Ben Affleck – he’s come a long way since Daredevil – but it seems likely that the majority of fans aren’t going to be on board with this.

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments.


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