Today, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said, via Variety, that Ben Affleck is the “perfect” choice to portray the Caped Crusader in the still-untitled Superman/Batman follow-up to Man of Steel. Tsujihara revealed that the Dark Knight will have been around for some time when the film begins.
“He will be tired, weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile,” said Tsujihara of Wayne and his cowled alter ego. “…We think it’s going to be huge.”
Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman alongside co-stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
The new film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. The blockbuster is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.