Ben Affleck will play the next Batman.
Let that sink in.
Warner Bros. announced that Affleck will take over the role of Gotham’s white knight in the “Man of Steel” sequel.
Director Zack Snyder said the following about Affleck in the press release:
“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.”
Naturally, the Internet is bursting at the seams at the news — #Batfleck was a trending topic last night.