Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Upcoming Film

Big news out of Hollywood! After much speculation on who would portray the Dark Knight, Warner Bros. announced today that Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale as the new Batman.

Variety is reporting that the Zack Snyder-directed and yet-to-be-named movie featuring Batman and Superman will be released on July 17, 2015 and feature Affleck in the role of Bruce Wayne.

Warner Bros. president, Greg Silverman stated, “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.”

We learned last month at San Diego Comic Con that the film would be a reality and that Henry Cavill would be returning as the Man of Steel.

Snyder is stoked to be working with Affleck, “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.”

We’ll keep you updated on any more developments.

-Larissa Mrykalo