The latest Hollywood news tells us BEN AFFLECK has been cast as the mew Batman in the upcoming sequel of “Man of Steel.”

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Ben Affleck is the new Batman.

The award-winning director-actor will be taking the role of the Caped Crusader, alongside sexy SupermanHenry Cavill, in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel.

The announcement from Warner Bros. was made on Thursday, drawing mixed reactions from both Batman fans and film critics who were none too happy about his arguably lackluster performance as Marvel’s Daredevil back in 2003.

Director Zack Snyder defends Affleck‘s casting:

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.”

The movie—allegedly titled “Batman vs Superman”—is scheduled to begin filming next year. It also marks the iconic caped superheroes’ first time to hit the big screen together.

It will open in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Do you think Ben Affleck will make a good Batman?

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