According to various media sources Ben Affleck has been tabbed by Warner Bros. to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel movie. Affleck will join Zack Snyder who will be returning to direct the film and Henry Cavill who will be returning as Superman. The yet-to-be named movie will create a “new incarnation of the character”. The Man of Steel movies have grossed over $649 billion worldwide.
According to Snyder, “Affleck provides an interesting counter-balance to Cavill’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Superman.” Well, it seems like Snyder is happy to have Batman. However, he and the studio may be the only ones who feel that way.
There is currently an outstanding petition to take back Affleck’s role. The petition can be found at Change. org demands that Affleck be stripped of his role before he even dawns the cape. Affleck is going to here the public’s opinion for quite some time. The film has not even been written yet and is due out in theaters in late 2014 in the very least. I’m curious. It’s certainly an interesting cast.