Posted: Aug 27 2013
by: Neal Haworth

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Ben Affleck confirmed as new Batman!

After months of rumour and conjecture about who will take over the role of Batman from Christian Bale, his successor has been announced, and it's Ben Affleck. Casting Affleck as the Caped Crusader surprised many movie buffs and the announcement from Zack Snyder has received a mixed response.

It was only a few weeks ago that the talk of the town was that Warner Brothers had offered Christian Bale $50 million to reprise the role of Batman for the upcoming 2015 movie featuring both Superman and Batman together for the first time. Henry Cavill will still be playing the other legendary superhero in the movie, and now we know that it will be Affleck who will be starring alongside him.

For many big movie fans, the funny thing about this appointment is that after Affleck starred as Daredevil back in 2003, he was quoted as saying that he would never play another superhero and found the costume humiliating. Nevertheless, the recent Oscar winner has accepted the challenge.

Little is known about the plot or idea behind the next movie featuring the two superheroes. While many are expecting the two of them to fight crime together in some way, it is also expected that they will not exactly get off to a good start, and may even go toe-to-toe before resolving their differences. Whatever happens, the as yet untitled movie is in good hands with Zack Snyder at the helm once more.

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