Thursday, August 22, 2013

"Batman Vs Superman" Updates : Ben Affleck Is 'Batman'

Oscar winner Ben Affleck, the actor who played Marvel's "Daredevil" has been cast as DC's "Batman" aka 'Bruce Wayne', opposite Henry Cavill's 'Superman', aka 'Clark Kent' in director Zack Snyder's upcoming Warners "Man Of Steel" sequel, with the working title "Batman Vs Superman":

"...Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing 'Batman' and 'Superman' together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in 'Man of Steel'.

"The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes," said Silverman, "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 will bring new dimension to the duality of this character."

Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, "Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry Cavill's 'Superman'. 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'." 

"The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers."

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