Ben Affleck revealed as the next Batman!Friday, August 23, 2013
As announced at Comic-Con earlier this summer, Zack Snyder is back in the director’s chair for a new DC Comics superhero blockbuster, which will place Batman and Superman together on the big screen in live action for the first time! Now the speculation has ended as to who will fill the Batsuit; it’s been announced that Ben Affleck will take on the role of Batman in the yet-to-be-named Warner Bros. film slated for July, 2015.
In the official press release, Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production stated, “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. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”
Director Zack Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, “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.”
And of course we all remember that Ben Affleck, who recently starred in and directed 2012 best-picture winner Argo, has previous experience in the superhero realms – as Daredevil in the 2003 film from Marvel, and as 50′s Superman actor, George Reeves in 2006′s Hollywoodland.
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