Ben Affleck as Batman in the coming Superman movie


It may actually be of no coincidence that the DC gods have given the nod to Ben Affleck to play as the new Batman in the new Superman sequel due to hit theaters in July 2015.  Affleck was rumored to have been tapped as the director in the Justice League movie set for release in 2017.  Considering Ben is no stranger to both acting and directing in the same movie, and doing so quite well, the decision for him to play Bats may have been preconceived months ago.  Much to the dismay of DC fanboys around the world, remember what Ben did in his last acting/directing combo?  That is right folks, he won an Oscar for Argo, so this could actually play out well.


Affleck is set as Batman whether we like it or not, but lets look at it from the positive side of things.  When the announcement was made about Heath Ledger as The Joker was made, the entire comic book fandom went absolutely crazy saying it would NEVER work, and look at what happened there.  Suppose just for a minute we afford Mr. Affleck the same opportunity to prove a lot of people wrong, I mean whats the worst that could happen?  We get another Clooney Batman appearance?  Transversely though, we could quite possibly see an emergence of something as great as Ledgers role as the Joker, then we all win do we not?

The new, yet to be named, Superman/Batman movie is slotted for a premiere in July of 2015.  Production President Greg Silverman says, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC’s most endearingly 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 (Snyder, Director) will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.

Batman’s dual roles has always been one of the make or break points for casting anybody in this role as there are a list of thousands of actors who can portray Batman and another list to portray Bruce Wayne, but a very few that can do them both justice.  Now it is time to wait and see how this will shape up and we at GIGA: Geek Magazine are looking forward to it.

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John Stinson