Warner Bros. has just announced, that Ben Affleck will take on the role of Batman, along side Henry Cavill’s Superman character in the follow up to ‘Man of Steel’. Affleck who previously played Marvel hero Dare Devil in the past, will now be filling Christian Bale’s spot as the Dark Knight. The project will mark the first time both heroes share the big screen together. Of the huge announcement, WB’s president of production said the following:
“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.”
The film’s director Zack Snyder was just as enthusiastic about the choice adding:
“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.”
What are your thoughts? The untitled sequel will be opening worldwide July 17, 2015.