Friday, 23 August 2013

Ben Affleck Is Officially The New Batman

ben affleck is the next batmanWow! This official news really taken me by surprise. Just a few days ago, producer, Christopher Nolan has announced his strong recommendation of the potential cast of the new Batman (it's not Ben Affleck, click here for his recommendation) and now the official news is saying otherwise. So, in Man Of Steel 2, we will be seeing the face-off between Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck (Batman).

By the way, Ben Affleck is not new to the superhero role, he was the Daredevil in 2003's Daredevil. Of course, Batman is different level of superhero (as compared to Daredevil) and I just hope that he can successfully assume the role and create a brand new dark knight!

Let's wait and see (Man Of Steel 2 is slated to be released in 2015). Following is the official announcement from Warner Bros (via The Wrap):

Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

Snyder successfully re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing. The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together.

In the announcement, Greg Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, “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.”

Sue Kroll added, “We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors. In 2010, he starred in and directed the hit crime thriller “The Town.”

His recent acting work also includes “The Company Men,” “State of Play,” and “Hollywoodland,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Earlier in his career, Affleck starred in and co-wrote (with Matt Damon) “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay.

So, what do you think about this news?


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