Ben Affleck Is The New Batman

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Ben Affleck will fill the shoes of the Caped Crusader in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

Ben Affleck is the new Batman.

Variety’s Justin Kroll broke the news.

Affleck will play Batman in a movie featuring Batman and Superman. It’ll be a sequel to this summer’s Superman movie, “Man of Steel.”

The movie is due out in July 2015.

“Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder announced there would be a Batman/Superman movie at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

This isn’t Affleck’s first superhero role. In 2003, he played Daredevil, a movie that isn’t remembered particularly fondly.

Here’s what Affleck looked like in that costume:


Here’s a trailer for that movie:

Affleck replaces Christian Bale.

Hopefully, Affleck won’t be as bad of a Batman as George Clooney was.

Here’s a picture of George Clooney as Batman. Apparently he keeps a similar picture framed in his office, as a warning not to do movies just for the money.

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