It has been confirmed that Ben Affleck will be the next actor to portray the dark and mysterious Batman, in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie, which is slated to be released summer 2015.

Warner Bros. made the announcement tonight, stating:

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some” said Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. earlier today. “His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” added director Snyder. 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.”

Affleck isn’t a stranger to the super hero genre, as he portrayed Daredevil in the flick with the same name back in 2003. We have to say, although the news is garnering mixed reviews, think about this; most people had the same reaction when it was announced that Heath Ledger would portray The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. We’re not comparing Snyder to Nolan, but this may (or may not) work out.

As you can tell, we’re still on the fence from the news. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below. Plus, just think on the bright side, Affleck can’t be worse the Val Kilmer as Batman. . . can he??

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