Friday, August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck, director of Argo and former Daredevil/ "Superman", is Bruce Wayne/ Batman in Man of Steel sequel
In case you didn't get wind of the news, we have a new man behind the cape and cowl of DC Comics' own Batman... He's played a former superhero too, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.
Announced officially by Warner Bros. and making headlines in sites like Superherohype, Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck is your new Batman/ Bruce Wayne, and he'll be joining new Superman actor Henry Cavill in the "Batman vs Superman" film slated for 2015 that'll be directed by Zack Snyder.
No stranger to playing a hero in a suit, Affleck portrayed the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil back in 2003, and even appeared in a cameo in the spinoff film "Elektra", which saw his future wife and "Alias" star Jennifer Garner reprising the role and taking the spotlight.
Affleck also suited up as "Superman" himself George Reeves in the fictionalized biofilm Hollywoodland in 2006, and then there's the fact that Affleck directed a string of recent film hits, which include The Town and of course, Argo. Those cemented his capacity as a director, and ironically enough, there were rumors and reports that surfaced months ago that he was a potential director for the Justice League film. Those were debunked... But NOW he's firmly attached to star and become the new Dark Knight of cinema... And potentially the long run for the shared DC Cinematic Universe the sequel to Man Of Steel will bring. For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype.
Ben Affleck, the man who made "Argo #%^$ Yourself" an awesome phrase, is your new Batman and takes over the mantle from the last person to play The Dark Knight, Christian Bale. We'll just have to wait and see how that turns up, as production begins for "Batman Vs Superman" on 2014 for a Summer 2015 release.