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Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Let that sink in for a moment.

Ben Affleck, the guy who starred in that suspect Daredevil flick, will be portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Man Of Steel (Superman) sequel due out in 2015. 

Entertainment Weekly reports:

Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck is set to star as Batman in Warner Bros. Man of Steel sequel, the studio announced Thursday.

Zack Snyder will be returning to direct Affleck and Henry Cavill in the still-untitled film, which will be the first time Batman and Superman have shared the big screen. The press release announcing the news says that Affleck’s Batman will be “an entirely new incarnation of the character.” Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will be returning to reprise their roles in the film as well, which is slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Christian Bale portrayed Batman in three epic films—Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises—but expressed a desire to move on from the character.


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