Casting News! Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman!

News of the day! Warner Bros. Pictures has officially announced that Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel 2.

Sue Krol: "We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes".
Greg Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

Will Affleck be able to fill the shoes of Christian Bale as Batman? For Bale was (to me) one of the best Batmans ever, the other being Michael Keaton. 
More on this as it comes in.