Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in 'Man of Steel' Sequel

The Oscar-winning "Argo" director was announced as the choice to play the caped crusader.
2:11 | 08/23/13

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Transcript for Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in 'Man of Steel' Sequel
Big news from hollywood that has social media on fire. It was on fire all night over this choice. The new caped crusader has been chosen. And ben affleck is batman. The oscar-winner joins a superstar lineup of actors who have played bruce wayne. ♪ from keaton. I'm batman. Reporter: To kilmer. Chicks love the car. Reporter: Clooney. I'm badman. Reporter: And bale. The caped crusader has become one of the most popular and scrutinized roles in hollywood history. Now, this morning the reveal of who will be the next batman has been solved. And his name is batfleck? Yep. It's official. Warner brothers announced late yesterday, that ben affleck batman will be joining henry calvele's superman. Four of the top trending twitter topics were buzzing. Less favorable reaction. Fans offered alternatives like, my cats. And meryl streep. Other suggestions included dame judi dench and the leg lamp from "a christmas story." Ryan gosling was considered for the role. Affleck, from wunderkind, to questionable choices, before becoming a bona fide a-lister, with hits, including "the town" and "argo." We won't find out until july 2015. The last two batman movies have grossed over $1 billion each. And joining forces with superman. They can't count that high. You're going to need an abacus. I'm very excited. I want to mention the one batman, adam west. Can we give it up for the original? Honestly. Adam, we love you, too. And also coming up, a major

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