Yes, Maniacs, Ben Affleck is Batman.
Variety has officially reported the news that Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.
“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.
The Batman/ Superman movie, not yet officially titled, will be released July 17, 2015. Henry Cavill, Diane Lane and Amy Adams will reprise their roles.
Director Zack Snyder has already released a statement: “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, I can’t wait to work with him.”
Sound off below Maniacs. How do you feel about the man who once played Daredevil now portraying the Dark Knight?