Ben Affleck To Play Batman in the Upcoming Batman/Superman Film

Oscar winning director/actor, Ben Affleck has been chosen to dawn the cowl of the Dark Knight, himself. After Christian Bale’s tenure as Batman, fans have already painted a picture in their mind of how the character should be played. This isn’t Affleck’s first go-around in costumed tights. He played his first superhero role in 20th Century Fox’s Daredevil.

Folks over at DC have faith that he can put an even greater effort into Gotham’s caped crusader.WB’s president of production Greg Silverman said, “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,” he added. “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.”


Zack Snyder, director of Warner Bros. next superhero flick said,  “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.”

In all honesty I don’t get the greatest Bruce Wayne/Batman vibe from Ben. But he is a talented actor and he definitely has the résumé  for the job. I remember when Heath Ledger was cast as the joker and I thought the same thing. I’ll be happy to be surprised once more.

[Via TheWrap]