[Movies] How Did Ben Affleck Get Cast as Batman?
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.24.2013
Talks began earlier this year...
THR published a report on Ben Affleck's recent casting as Batman in Man of Steel 2 and how Affleck got the role.
Talks reportedly began between Snyder, Warner Bros., and Affleck earlier this year. After work on Man of Steel was complete, Snyder was said to have had an idea for a follow-up and the studio began to gauge interest from actors, including the rumored Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. Affleck was open to the idea and then began discussing the story and the character with Snyder. When Affleck liked what he heard negotiations began for him to play the role of Batman.
Affleck has reportedly signed on for a multi-picture deal starting with the 2015 Man of Steel sequel. The film is set for a July 17, 2015 release.