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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He was a pretty bad Dare Devil and now he wants to play Batman?!!!

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LYCNH MOB LYCNH MOB!!!!!

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Yikes..there goes the neighborhood..Ben is a terrible Actor, never cared for his acing...no substance..geeeez!

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Ok, I get that Affleck is a substantially great actor, but didn't he learn his lesson from Dare Devil? I just don't believe he has what it takes to pick up where Bale left off. Can anyone counter argue this point? All debates welcome!

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After the trilogy of dark knight it will take some time for the viewers to remove Cristian bale from the bruce wayne character .

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@ prashant

I respect Ben Affleck as a writer & an actorbut just don't feel he fits into the superhero genre.Actually, I don't really have any desire to see a Batman that is Not Christian Bale.

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All I have to say is......WHAT THE FUCK MAN? Really? REALLY? Why? Booooo.... :-P say it ain't so dammit, say it ain't so!!!!!

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I usually don't comment, but this is freaking outrageous. I don't think I'll be able to get Christian bale out of my head when I'm watching this movie

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his daughters made him do it, folks!!

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The nerds have spoken and...WE ARE NOT PLEASED!!! You have angered the hoard. You have brought the wrath of Gandolf, Dumbledore, Dr. Who, and Merlin upon you. My they have mercy on your souls. Haha no but seriously guys this is bullshit.

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@ kris

LOL haha i agree with ya!!!