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Sunday 1 March 2015

Ben Affleck set to play Batman

Ben Affleck is to star as Batman in Man of Steel sequel (AP)
Ben Affleck is to star as Batman in Man of Steel sequel (AP)

Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl in the Man Of Steel sequel.

Warner Bros announced that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.

The studio said Ben will star opposite Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman from Man Of Steel.

The movie will also reunite Man Of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The big-screen DC superhero mash-up was originally announced at last month's Comic-Con International in San Diego by director Zack Snyder.

Snyder said in a statement that Ben will provide a counter-balance to Henry's Superman.

Production is expected to begin in 2014, and the as-yet-untitled film is set for release in July 2015.

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