Major casting news!

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Ben Affleck will play Batman opposite Henry Cavill as Superman in the studio's forthcoming sequel to "Man of Steel".

The as-yet untitled film is set to go into production sometime next year and is scheduled for release July 17, 2015. Zack Snyder, who directed the original "Man of Steel", will assume those duties for the sequel.

Snyder issued a statement which read, "Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry'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. I can't wait to work with him."

And we can't wait to see it!

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