Deadline reports that Ben Affleck has officially been cast as the new Batman of the Man of Steel sequel, where Superman (Henry Cavill) faces off against the “dark knight.” What do you all think of this choice?
The film will be directed by Zack Snyder who said in a statement, “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.”
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros says, “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.”