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‘Man of Steel 2′ Casts Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight

Ben Affleck, Batman
NBC, Getty

Holy change-up, Batman! Ben Affleck, two-time Oscar winner, director/star of 'Argo,' and former Daredevil, has just been announced as the new Batman in the Batman and Superman/ 'Man of Steel 2' movie.

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‘Man of Steel 2′ Poll: Bryan Cranston for Lex Luthor?

Man of Steel 2 Bryan Cranston Lex Luthor
AMC/DC

Bryan Cranston recently indicated that he would be more than happy to shave his head (again) to potentially play the villainous Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steeel 2.' While there's no concrete evidence to suggest he's been offered the job or that Luthor will even appear in the sequel, it's still a fun question to ponder. Would the man who broke bad so well on TV be an ideal nemesis for Superman?

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‘Batman and Superman’ Rumor: Bryan Cranston is Down to Play Lex Luthor

Bryan Cranston, Lex Luthor
AMC/DC

'Batman and Superman' may be one of the big event films of 2015, but the film is still trying to find its cast. Sure, Henry Cavill is a lock as Superman, but recent word is that Warner Brothers is asking Christian Bale to re-don the cape and cowl, and is willing to pay him a lot to do so. But even then, who knows if he'll say yes? Bryan Cranston seems to want to make casting that much easier, as he's expressed interest in playing Lex Luthor.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: Could $60 Million Bring Back Christian Bale’s Dark Knight?

Batman Superman Christian Bale
Warner Bros.

The past few weeks have been awash in Batman casting rumors with everyone from Josh Brolin to Ryan Gosling apparently being on Warner Bros.' secret short list. However, new rumors suggest that the studio may cut its losses and stick with what works. The latest chatter, once again, claims that Christian Bale is being asked to reprise the role for the announced 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, and he's getting, uh, a substantial paycheck waved in front of him.

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‘Man of Steel 2′: Is Mark Strong the Next Lex Luthor? [UPDATED]

Mark Strong Lex Luthor
Getty Images/DC

UPDATE: Additional speculation suggests that 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston may also be up for the role. Between these two actors, which would you rather see get the part?

As eagle-eyed fans the world over will tell you, 'Man of Steel' contained numerous references to LexCorp, the company run by iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor. Naturally, tongues started wagging and everyone immediately assumed that the bald baddie would play a major role in the inevitable sequel. And then the fantasy casting began.

And now, Mark Strong has hinted that the role may be his.

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POLL: Who’s Your Pick to Play Batman in ‘Man of Steel 2′?

Batman Man of Steel 2
Warner Bros.

No doubt the hottest casting debate going on right now is this: Who will play Batman in 'Man of Steel 2'? A bevy of names have come up recently, and we're wondering who you think is the best fit.

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Armie Hammer Rules Himself Out of ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Movie, Studio to Cast Older Batman?

Armie Hammer
Atsushi Tomura, Getty Images

Once upon a time, Armie Hammer had actually signed on to be the next Batman on the big screen, in a 'Justice League' movie that was eventually canceled, but judging from his most recent comments on the subject, it sounds like he has no interest in a Dark Knight return.

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‘Dark Knight Returns’ Creator Frank Miller Meeting with Zack Snyder on ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Movie

Dark Knight Returns
DC Comics

Before film audiences knew him as the guy behind 'Sin City' and '300,' Frank Miller thrilled comics fans with his dark, revisionist take on Batman in the 'Dark Knight Returns' comic series -- and now it looks like he might be returning to Gotham for the upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' movie.

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Here Are 8 Actors Who Could Be (Should Be?) the Next Batman

Who Should Play Batman
Warner Bros./ScreenCrush

It's time to put on our speculation hats. Who should take up the mantle of the Dark Knight in the new Batman/Superman movie? Well, we have a few suggestions.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’? ‘Man of Steel’ Writer David Goyer on Possible Titles for the Crossover

Superman Batman 2015
Warner Bros.

After a few years of cool, iconic titles like 'The Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel,' it looks like the upcoming Batman and Superman crossover film is going to be a bit more blunt. Although an official title wasn't revealed at the Warner Bros. Hall H presentation at Comic-Con 2013, screenwriter David S. Goyer was a little more candid at a panel celebrating the 75th anniversary of Superman.

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