Man of Steel

Ben Affleck; John Goodman; Kyle Chandler; Barry Livingston; Tate Donovan; Alan Arkin; Victor Carber; Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochran

Ben Affleck is officially the new Batman of ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

August 22, 2013

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.”

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  • Greenleaf17

    Bit disappointed that Bale isn’t returning, but Affleck will definitely do a good job and I’m pretty happy with the recasting. Wish Nolan was directing though, Snyder’s not as good as Nolan! Man of Steel could have been way better, and I’m sorry, but I’m judging that for the new Batman and Superman movie. Sorry.

  • Mrteapot

    Ok im still outraged, Affleck is too well known to ever be anyone he portrays unless it’s a Boston college frat boy. He’s made two decent movies out of a dozen + poops, he’s a good director but not actor. Karl urban Jon hamm or Brolin add better acting then gigli.
    I actually loved watchmen and snyders sucker punch (story was iffy) the action was amazing. But I fear were going to see a mediocre to Clooney Batman and that makes me a sad fanboy…
    He gots the doucheness of Bruce Wayne down that’s the only positive…as long as Matt Damon isn’t robin and J lo isn’t catwomen…
    Why Ben you got money, fame, awards (directing) why Batman…
    Some people just wanna see the world burn.