Ben Affleck to Play Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

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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?

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Born
Birthplace
Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt