Though Ben Affleck is surely in training to put on the cape and cowl for his turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming 'Batman Vs. Superman' movie, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has just lined up his next directorial assignment. The catch is it's for the small screen, as he will be producing and helming the pilot for the new FOX show 'The Middle Man.'
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Though there is a sense of rivalry between the DC and Marvel movie universes (or at least jealously, which seems the only reason Warner Brothers was so desperate to make 'Justice League'), the people behind these films have no ill will towards their supposed competitors. 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon -- after a day where many disparaged the casting of Ben Affleck as the new Batman -- has thrown his support behind the filmmaker-turned-crimefighter.
As you may now know, Ben Affleck was just cast as Batman in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' Sequel. And the makers of 'Runner Runner' couldn't let this buzz opportunity go, so they've just released a clip from the film that is very Affleck-centric to maybe get more people to see the film. He is Batman now, so who's to say?
When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.
With the announcement that Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight in the Batman and Superman-centric 'Man of Steel 2,' it reminds us how many actors were rumored or have played the part. Disregarding Batmans past, like Michael Keaton and George Clooney, there were a number of actors in contention. But who would you like to see play Batman in the movie?