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Ben Affleck Is The New Batman!!!!! He's Taking Over As The Dark Knight In 2015's Man Of Steel Sequel!

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Are you kidding us? We certainly hope not!!! And Argof**kyourself if U R!!!!

Because this is incredible!! This is AMAZEBALLZ!

Warner Bros. just announced that Ben Affleck will play Batman in next summer's Man of Steel sequel!!

As sad as we are to see Christian Bale move on to greener pasturers, we're totally intrigued by this move!!

Director Zack Snyder loves the casting call. He admitted:

"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.”

And we can't wait to see the end result!!

When Batman and Superman team up (or fight?!), Ben's physique should contrast Henry Cavill's rock hard steel body quite interestingly!!

Srlsy, we aren't even sure how to wrap our brains around this mind-blowing news!!!

We think this could be cool, but Ben's first foray into super-heroics — as the titular character in the 2003 stinker Daredevil — was a hot mess!

He should be in good hands this time, though. If he gets stuck we think he should totes call on Michael Keaton for pointers!!!

Man of Steel II is coming at us faster than a speeding bullet — expect it in theaters on July 17, 2015!!!

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55 comments to “Ben Affleck Is The New Batman!!!!! He's Taking Over As The Dark Knight In 2015's Man Of Steel Sequel!”

  1. 1

    Already getting in line to see it. has the possibility to be an all-time great

  2. 2

    because he was sooooo good in DareDevil…….this will bomb

  3. mayfairlady says – reply to this


    isn't man of steel superman not batman??

  4. Peyton says – reply to this


    They already made that movie. It was called Daredevil and it kinda sucked.

  5. laceybingley says – reply to this


    DID ANYONE NOT SEE DAREDEVIL?! I love ben, but not as a superhero. NO WAY. bad. bad. bad.

  6. 6

    I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt was supposed to be the next Batman.

  7. kristin231 says – reply to this


    So this means Christopher Nolan AND Christian Bale are out…


  8. 8

    Why??? I read this and hoped it was some kind of sick joke. Hes a great actor, but not as a superhero. NOOOOOOOOOO!

  9. Tuch says – reply to this


    No… no, no, no, no… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  10. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


    Re: MVPnis – Perhaps, however everyone claimed Heath Ledger's casting as The Joker would ruin the franchise and yet he was incredible and received high praise (although I suspect his death contributed since living fast and dying young is "glamorous").

  11. fdgsdhsg says – reply to this


    Why does everyone hate Ben Affleck? It was the early 2000s; NEARLY ALL SUPERHERO MOVIES SUCKED: Daredevil, Catwoman, Superman Returns, etc. And second, Ben Affleck has actually made a name for himself as an actor. THIRD, anyone remember Heath Ledger? When he was announced as the joker, everyone freaked. Turns out that his performance was perfect for Nolan's Universe. Affleck is a respectable actor and can get HUGE. He can carry big characters. So lets wait and see.

  12. A XJJNJ says – reply to this



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  14. My vote says – reply to this


    Aaawwwsssss helllll nooooll…..

  15. Moon says – reply to this



  16. kat says – reply to this


    they alluded to him for robin I think

  17. antonio says – reply to this


    this movie will sucks, a shit actor to fill a big hole

  18. ... says – reply to this


    hmmm… not expecting too much, but we'll give him the 'ben'ifit of the doubt. ha

  19. 19

    Way to kill the franchise.

  20. 20

    DC is really digging to beat the Marvel cina-verse.

  21. 21

    two things one he has the chin for it batman has a big chin
    so it should be ok
    two he better get working out hes never had a overly great physique nice shoulders but nothing to write home about should be ok…

  22. 22

    Have people already forgotten Ben Affleck was in that bomb Daredevil and in Elektra. I guess it was that forgettable. Well I guess there is a history of at least one unsuccessful attempt at casting Batman. I mean Val Kilmer, George Clooney who only made one Batman film each. I don't know what Warner Bros. were thinking.

  23. 23

    terrible choice, the guy won an oscar so were supposed to be okay with this?? cant stand when studios recycle actors whove already played another superhero i.e. chris evans

  24. Omkar Dalvi says – reply to this


    Without Bale & Nolan this Franchise can be a Disaster. I ain't watching Dark Knight Rises Sequel Without Christian Bale.. No way. You can start a new Batman Franchise with Affleck..

  25. RNFang says – reply to this


    Did anyone see his performance in the Marvel movie "Daradevil" it was horrible, he's good in other films but not superhero films, he doesn't even got the 'voice' to do Batman, he doesn't look like a Bruce Wayne..etc Also "The Man Of Steel" sucked so bad, it was confusing and didn't make sense it was a wanna-be Nolan film.

    This is ruining Nolans films, Bale nailed them, this is no "The Dark Night 2015 Man Of Steel" sequel, The Dark Knight is a Nolan and Bale trilogy, this not.

    Ben Affleck doesn't even look like Batman over imitating, he doesn't even look like Bruce Wayne! How the hell he supposed to play this character, and the Dark night just released not to long ago, there already replacing Bale? What the actual fuck, greedy morons Warner Bros is. No one can recreate what Nolan and Bale did and no one can replace Heaths performance as The Joker, this is pathetic. He can't pull of Bruce Wayne and he can't pull off Batman, pathetic, what a stupid casting, good luck with the flop, Warner Bros is pathetic, and DC as well for agreeing to this.

    I for one am not watching this film, it's a time bomb waiting to go off, thanks for ruining the Batman films!

  26. CadeO says – reply to this


    This is horrible, Ben affleck will ruin the Barman Bale and Nolan created.I'm starting a global protest. We don't need a DB to play Batman.

  27. Yep says – reply to this


    @Katnissss JGL was Robin.

  28. Lady Belle says – reply to this


    Re: CourtneySucks – I still can't believe you said that, first of all Ben Affleck already got his 'superhero' chance in Daredevil, Heath did not play a villain or played in a superhero film, that's the difference. Everyone said Heath would do bad, but his performance was amazing! But the thing is, Ben proved he's horrible and superhero films are not his type in "Daredevil" the movie was horrible and unbelievable, Ben played Daredevil as himself, the character wasn't even shown in the film.

    He doesn't look like Bruce Wayne, he doesn't sound like Bruce Wayne, his voice is annoying. Batman is imitating, he is not, the man slouches when he walks! He doesn't smile, his face expressions are all the same, he's boring. If he was directing than yes, but no, oh please.

    Bale knew what he was doing, he played the perfect Bruce Wayne, he had the perfect Bruce Wayne look as well, he nailed the role. Heath, same thing, he was doubted because of his other performances in other movies, but we all know Heath is the 'weird' type, he nailed The Joker, he knew what he was doing, he wrote a diary as well he was inspired and knew what he was doing. Ben flunked in Daredevil, his performance was boring and unbelievable, his performance in Argo was great because it suited him well.

  29. Rally says – reply to this


    What a let down! This is TERRIBLE news. We love the movies with Christian Bale as batman. I won't be taking my family to see this in the theater or buy it when it comes out on DVD, because if I did, I would just be angry as I watched it, angry that Bale isn't Batman!

  30. Rebecca says – reply to this


    Omfg sthu, Perez! I miss when you actually had the balls to trash talk these bitches.
    This is the worst casting choice ever! Why not cast Shia as Wonderwoman and call it a day? They had so many amazing actors to choose from for an older Batman (Josh Brolin?!!) and they chose Jowls McJowlerson?
    When Warner Bros complains that pirating videos is making them lose money, I hope someone reminds them of this puc fail and nut punches them.

  31. 31

    I am disappoint.

  32. dddff says – reply to this


    I like Ben Affleck. But only when he is directing or acting in smaller roles mostly supporting roles. He is really a horrible actor. That is the reason his career crashed in the early 2000's. After Good Will Hunting it was all about Ben. Then they realized the mistake and Matt Damon became a bigger star. He destroyed the Jack Ryan franchise and it took over a decade to bring it back. He really is not a leading man. His brother is a much better actor. He might be fine as batman. But it is a big risk. He has always let down big films.

  33. 33

    Total disaster! There other capable actos, why him?

  34. Lis says – reply to this


    Ugh. He should stick to directing so we don't have to see his face.

  35. natasha says – reply to this



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  37. NinjaGirl says – reply to this


    Noooo. This is going to be terrible. I refuse to watch it when it comes out in theaters

  38. Rose says – reply to this


    Nooooooooo this is horrible! And Jensen Ackles is overlooked once more :(

  39. kelly says – reply to this


    this will be the most boring batman movie yet, he's boring to watch not interesting at all.

  40. swag says – reply to this


    I think both the director and Ben are both poor choices for this movie. The only successful and profitable movie thhis director has worked on was 300 back in 2006. Although he did direct Man of Steel that was released in 2013, it has not been that commercially successfull for the the studio. And why Affleck was cast as Batman is beyond me. I know that it was rumored CB was offered 50 mil to return as BW, but lord knows there are plenty of good actors that could fill the role of BW before Ben.

  41. sarah says – reply to this


    even his acting in the gif above is bad.

  42. Iran Lopez says – reply to this


    They must be joking, he has no role whatsoever, is very good actor, but he does not have the personality, Bale left a big hole!!

  43. richsp says – reply to this


    BULLSHIT!!! They just fucked the movie and its followers!!! Money to throw away to bring him in!!! Just amazing!!

  44. Erin Weatherly says – reply to this


    man all white people look like Ben Affleck

  45. 45

    Don't be so sure about the Batman thing.

  46. Lilithlessy says – reply to this


    Re: mayfairladyRe: CHASE THE RATS GAGA 777 – LOL I cannot believe you just said that xD Like being an actor has anything to do with the way they look… really?

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  48. mzdom says – reply to this


    really? BEN… I mean I Love this guy! hes an amazing director and actor but …. man I hope he starts hitting the gym to build more muscle! I hope this movie is as great as the previous movies! good luck to Mr. Affleck!

  49. Lauren says – reply to this


    This article says it all….

  50. 50

    fuck off PIG FACE you have no voice in this ..

  51. 51

    fuck off PIG FACE you have no voice in this ..Bring Bale Back pleasee Nolan you can do this!! Zack Snyder you´re ruining everything!!!

  52. 52

    before I saw the draft which was of $9009, I be certain that…my… brothers friend woz truly taking home money part-time on their computer.. there friend brother has been doing this for less than 17 months and resantly took care of the loans on there place and got themselves a Land Rover Range Rover. we looked here w­w­w.J­A­M­3­0.c­o­m

  53. ChristinaLovesSuperman says – reply to this


    People WORLWIDE have SPOKEN! 50,000 signed PETITIONS in 1 day! NO Ben BATMAN!

    Point 1: STOP COMPARING Aflac to other actors who can act–Keaton, Ledger(rip), etc.
    Point 2: Those actors didn't have the HUGE FAME NEGATIVE BAGGAGE Aflac has (horrific Gigli, Daredevil, Bad taste in women JLo ghetto, gambling and arrogant persona, etc. etc.)!

  54. CavillGay says – reply to this


    Henry Cavill said to a Spanish daily that the first time he put on the Superman costume, he felt like a big muscular gay man.
    Henry Cavill: “La primera vez que me vestí de Superman me sentí un enorme y musculoso gay”

  55. LadyGaga says – reply to this


    "But I was surprised to discover him saying, without any irony, that he gets up every morning listening to Lady Gaga." ("Henry, the Magnificent" courtesy of HenryCavill DOT org - Interviews page)

    Do straight men wake up in the morning listening to Lady Gaga?