Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in "Man of Steel 2." The film is scheduled for release July 17, 2015.
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," Snyder said via press release. "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."
Many comics creators understandably reacted on Twitter, many in support of Affleck's casting. Check out a few reactions below.
@defiantj3 "Who would be your first choice as Batman for the movie?"They just cast him, sooo, hooray.
- Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) August 23, 2013
I wake up from my kid's room to find my feed is now full of people tweeting batman lines in boston accents at me. #whatdimiss?
- Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) August 23, 2013
Weirdly, I think I will SEE THE MOVIE FIRST before I decide if I like Ben Affleck as Batman.
- Ron Marz (@ronmarz) August 23, 2013
FTR I dig Affleck as Batman. He will be .....RAD
- robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) August 23, 2013
@CTRMoore Ben Affleck. He's great. He'll be a great Batman. Anyone with any sense knows this is true.
- Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) August 23, 2013
I just made some calls around Hollywood and I am happy to report that Ben Affleck will be keeping the Argo beard when he plays Batman
- BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) August 23, 2013
And from fellow DC Universe live-action actor Stephen Amell:
Affleck will be awesome. They don't just hand huge / iconic parts out at random. (Except Rampage Jackson in "The A Team". That was awful.)
- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 23, 2013
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