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Ben Affleck: Batman gets a new face behind the mask

Ben Affleck: Batman joins forces with Superman in the upcoming sequel to 'Man of Steel.' Ben Affleck will fill the shoes (and molded rubber suit) most recently worn by Christian Bale.

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Ben Affleck poses with his award for best picture for 'Argo' during at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, Feb. 24, 2013.

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Warner Bros. announced Thursday 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 Affleck will star opposite 30-year-old Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman from "Man of Steel." The movie will also feature "Man of Steel" stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.

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

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