Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Affleck — who earlier this year was the darling of Tinseltown when his “Argo” took home the Oscar for best picture — would next don the Dark Knight’s cape.
Affleck’s debut as the savior of Gotham will come in a film slated for release in 2015, and also to feature Henry Cavill as Superman. Zack Snyder is to direct.
The Batman recast is not the first. Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and, most recently, Christian Bale, have all played the role.
But fans cried foul, with more than 20,000 people signing a petition at change.org calling on Warner Bros. to ditch the 41-year-old star.
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