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Ben Affleck Will Be the New Batman

Because 10 years is clearly enough time to get over Daredevil, WB has announced that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. You may now commence clawing out your eyes.

Ben Affleck will join Henry Cavill in Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel, the studio announced on Thursday.

The project was announced at Comic-Con earlier this year, prompting much speculation surrounding who would play the caped crusader. Zack Snyder is back in the director’s chair for the project, which places Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the first time.

The film is slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Hey, Affleck has had some good movies lately. Argo… uhh, The Town to a certain extent but those were all roles built for him. Roles with just enough camp that you don’t have to take him seriously. This Batman thing, however. This is terrible casting.

Can you imagine Ben Affleck appearing out of the darkness behind someone and saying, “I’m Batman.” I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even need to punch the guy because the uncontrollable laughter that follows will work just as well.

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