Ben Affleck could play Batman across numerous films

And may still direct Justice League

Ben Affleck's casting as Batman in Man Of Steel 2 was easily the biggest news of last week, and the doubters had better get used to the idea of seeing Affleck as the Dark Knight for a while.

Heat Vision reports that Affleck has actually signed a contract to play Bruce Wayne across numerous films, with Man Of Steel 2 only the beginning.

The website's sources state that Affleck "has been signed for multiple movies" in the event that further sequels are greenlit. Those sources add that other movies could include another standalone Batman and an appearance in Justice League.

Talking of which, Heat Vision notes that Affleck's deal could see him finally accepting a directing gig on Justice League - a job he apparently turned down earlier this year.

Shooting on Man Of Steel 2 is expected to kick off in February 2014 and wrap in August 2014, which gives Affleck time to film his role in David Fincher's Gone Girl before donning the cowl.

After completing his first stint as Batman, Affleck will then shoot his fourth film as director, prohibition gangster flick Live By Night.

Forget about Batman - Affleck's about to become so busy that we should all start referring to him as Blue-Arsed-Fly Man...

Man Of Steel 2 opens 17 July 2015.

What do you make of Affleck's casting? Tell us below...

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    • CossieNuttas

      Aug 26th 2013, 10:48

      Affleck was the bomb in phantoms

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 26th 2013, 11:04

      Sweet. Affleck directing JLA or Batman would be amazing.

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    • mattgoodman

      Aug 26th 2013, 11:30

      hmmmmm blue arsed fly man. i do hope he isnt gonna be taking on too much, i am slightly warming to the face that ben affleck is the new bats but i dont wanna see a rushed version, take your time d.c and get it right

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    • crystakura

      Aug 26th 2013, 11:54

      IMO no actor has played the Batman well. Not one. So why complain about Affleck when he will probably be on par with all the other terrible portrayals of Batman.

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    • MillerCrosses

      Aug 26th 2013, 14:46

      What are Total Film going to say if he turns out to be a terrible choice and we're stuck with him.

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    • MillerCrosses

      Aug 26th 2013, 16:30

      What will Total Film say if he turns out to be a choice and we're stuck with him?

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    • MillerCrosses

      Aug 26th 2013, 16:42

      What will Total Film say if he turns out to be the wrong choice and we're stuck with him?

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    • MillerCrosses

      Aug 26th 2013, 16:44

      What will Total Film say if he turns out to be the wrong choice and we're stuck with him?

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    • SiMan

      Aug 26th 2013, 18:14

      Do we think it likely he will get his own Batman movie, i.e, not one with any other of the DC heroes in it? If so, what continuity do we think it will take? Are we going to get a different take on the Joker again?

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