From Argo to Superman! Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the sequel to this summer's Man of Steel. The release date for the sequel has been set for July 17, 2015 and will be directed by Zack Snyder.
Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder is expected to reimagine the Batman character, whose pairing with Superman he announced at Comic-Con last month. Snyder said he won’t be drawing from the Dark Knight series. “I’ve pored through the DC universe for a way to tell this thing,” he said. Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite Man Of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. David S. Goyer, who scripted the first film and worked on the Dark Knight trilogy, will pen the sequel. Warner Bros has set the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” Snyder said in a statement. “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.”This is interesting news. Apparently there is a whole story arc in the Batman comics where he interacts with Superman. The movie will be an adaptation of that scenario. Wonder Man has posted 10 reasons why he thinks Affleck's casting is a good idea.