In a late night press release, Warner Brothers announced Ben Affleck will be playing the new BATMAN in the Man of Steel sequel, now coming out on July 17, 2013. The movie is still two years away but we now we know who will be joining Henry Cavill’s Superman in their first big screen team up.
As a lifelong Batman fan, I’m concerned but hopeful about this new casting choice. Ben Affleck is a great actor and director without a doubt, but Batman is a hard role to fill. My hope is that Affleck isn’t too squeaky clean to play Batman. But I also hope he doesn’t put on a “Batman growl” voice like Christian Bale did. His portrayal of this iconic character will have to the right balance to get hardcore Bat-fans on board.
Either way, we still have two years to get excited to see this movie. It’s definitely going to be one of the biggest films of 2015, along with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII. Here’s how I rank the Batmans we’ve seen thus far:
1) Christian Bale
2) Michael Keaton
3) Adam West
4) Val Kilmer
5) George Clooney
Who’s your favourite Bat-actor? And what do you think about Ben Affleck playing the new Batman?