Ben Affleck Confirmed as Batman, Whedon Likes ItAugust 24th, 2013
Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel. Affleck will play the Dark Knight alongside Henry Cavill, who had the role of Superman in Man of Steel, in the Batman-Superman movie to be released July 17, 2015.
Joss Whedon, director of Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tweeted his approval of the casting of Affleck on Friday night: “Affleck’ll crush it. He’s got the chops, he’s got the chin. — just needs the material” and later “Affleck and Cavill toe to toe — I’m in.”