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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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by Hilton Hater at

Argo... celebrate, movie fans?

According to Deadline, Ben Affleck is in serious negotiations to play the lead male road in the big screen version of Gone Girl, a movie based on Gillian Flynn's wildly popular best-seller.

Ben Affleck Red Carpet Pic

If the deal goes through, Affleck would portray Nick, a husband who cheats on his wife and then becomes the lead murder suspect when she goes missing.

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