Hollywood celebrity Ben Affleck has made a big name in the industry due to his acting, directing, writing and producing talents. He started gaining recognition after his 1995 film, Mallrats and since then he’s been seen and involved in successful movies such as Chasing Amy, Armageddon and the Academy Award winner, Argo. If that wasn’t enough, he is now all set to play the role of Batman!
This multi-talented star continues to entertain us. He is going to be replacing Christian Bale (who most recently played Batman in director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy) as the new hero, in the yet-to-be-named Batman-Superman movie, which is expected to release on July 17, 2015. Snyder, who will direct the sequel written by Man of Steel’s screenwriter David S Goyer, said in a statement that Affleck will provide an “interesting counter-balance” to actor Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent.
“Affleck 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 retains the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him,” said Snyder, according to the Huffington Post.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2013.