Ben Affleck Is The New Batman

Put the ridiculous onslaught of rumors to bed, folks. It’s not Joe Manganiello and it sure ain’t Ryan Gosling. The actor that will next wear the black mask with the pointy ears and long cape, while calling himself the Batman, is none other than Ben Affleck. That’s right – the Daredevil.

According to Variety, the deal is done and the rumors are as dead as Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne pretended to be at the end of The Dark Knight Rises. Oh, spoiler alert, of course.

The actor will replace Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Superman-Batman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday.

“Man of Steel” actors Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are reprising their roles with Zack Snyder on board to direct.

This is sure to be a pick that gets people shaking their fists in rage, because, well, Daredevil. But the Aff-man has been pretty darn hot lately, so maybe this is his big second chance on the superhero stage. Fingers crossed.

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