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Ben Affleck Lands Batman Role In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel (VIDEO)

23/08/2013 08:57 BST | Updated 23/08/2013 09:18 BST

Ben Affleck has been cast as the next Batman, Warner Bros. have confirmed.

The 'Argo' star will play a mature caped crusader in Jack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel' sequel.

His character will be 11 years older than 'Man of Steel's Superman, Henry Cavill.

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Ben Affleck will play Batman

"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular Super Heroes (sic), and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some," Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros., said in a statement posted to the Warner Bros. Facebook page.

"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."

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Henry Cavill as Superman

"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," Snyder said in the press release. "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. I can't wait to work with him."

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'Man of Steel 2' is expected in cinemas on 17 July 2015.

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