Ben Affleck's Batman will be 'tired and weary'

05:00 AM, Sep 12, 2013

Gad: Ben Affleck will play Batman. And we will all be OK. Evan Agostini, Invision/AP/


Written By by Trey Barrineau, USA TODAY

Look for Ben Affleck to play a “tired and weary” Batman opposite Heny Cavill’s Superman in 2015’s as-yet-untitled Man of Steel sequel.

That’s the word from Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, according to Variety. Tsujihara made the comments on Thursday during the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills.

The surprise August announcement that Affleck, 41, would take over the Batman role from Christian Bale angered many fans, but director Zack Snyder’s casting decision has Tsujihara’s support. “We think it’s going to be huge,” he said, according to Variety.

There’s certainly a track record of success: Snyder’s Man of Steel has pulled in more than $660 million worldwide since its release in June.