So much for going after a smaller name.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Ben Affleck has been tapped as the next actor to crusade while donning a certain iconic cape: yes, the Oscar winner will star as Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.
The project was announced at Comic-Con, with speculation running wild over who will take over for Christian Bale. Names such as Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin had been rumored for week
But it looks like Affleck - who will also play the lead in Gone Girl and who was panned for his performance as a superhero in Daredevil - has swooped in and taken the role in a blockbuster that will open in July 2015.
What do you think the actor as Batman?