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Ace Kim | August 23rd, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Ben Affleck Cast As The Next Batman

Ben Affleck - Batman
image courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

Yep. It’s true. That is the man that will be playing Batman in the next installment of the Superman franchise. Hollywood Reporter as well as a dozen of other sites are reporting that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman in Zach Snyder’s next Superman movie set to open July 17, 2015. In unrelated and at the same time related news, the Warner Bros.’ Justice League movie is still tentatively scheduled for a summer 2015 release (as far as I can tell) to compete against The Avengers 2, but no date is set in stone yet and no. This will be the first time that Batman and Superman appear in a film together. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman.

Why Ben Affleck you may ask?

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. 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,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production.

and:

Added Snyder: “Ben provides an interesting counterbalance 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.”

Ace Kim | June 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO to Produce Man of Steel Sets

Man of Steel
image courtesy of Collider

According to this article on Variety.com, LEGO is set to produce sets based on Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of Superman, titled Man of Steel with Henry Cavill donning the suit. The movie is slated for release next summer. If history is any indication, we may see some sets based on the earlier Christopher Reeve era films to be released as a collection before any sets that are tied to the Snyder film. There will also most likely a global on-shelf date for all Man of Steel related merchandise. We’ll keep you posted as more info becomes available.

Thanks to Ben for writing it in.