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Ben Affleck may not be directing a Justice League movie, but...
The Oscar winner is going to play Batman in the planned Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. announced Thursday. Zack Snyder is returning to direct the follow-up to his first Superman flick, starring Henry Cavill as the titular superhero, which has made more than $649 million worldwide. Production on the sequel, which has no official title yet, is scheduled to kick off next year and the film is due in theaters
Back when his acting career was in its limbo period, Affleck scored a Golden Globe nomination for playing George Reeves—the star of the 1950s-era Adventures of Superman TV series—in Hollywoodland, which took on the murder vs. suicide question that shadows Reeves' death to this day."Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," Snyder said in a statement. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than