Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman!! Surprise Surprise!! Ben Affleck will join Henry Cavill in Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel, the studio announced today (Thursday, Aug. 22nd 2013).
The project was announced at Comic-Con earlier this year, prompting much speculation surrounding who would play the Caped Crusader. Zack Snyder is back in the director’s chair for the project, which places Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the first time.
The irony of today’s news is that at one point Warner Bros. was interested in having Affleck direct the “Justice League” movie and his participation in this film will now spur interest if whether his casting means a possibility of directing that film.
Read more about the news here: The Hollywood Reporter