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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 21:53:29-04

400px-Ben_Affleck_2008The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday that Ben Affleck will appear as Batman alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman in the sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel.

The movie, slated for release in July 2015, will be the first time both superheroes appear together in a live action studio release.  Zack Snyder, the director of Man of Steel, is also directing the sequel.

Affleck won the Best Picture Oscar earlier this year for Argo, and is currently directing another movie, Live by Night, which is scheduled to come out in 2014.