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First Look: Ben Affleck as Batman

Ben Affleck as Batman

Well hasn't Zack Snyder showed us all up.

The director recently took to his Twitter to showcase both his photographic and directing abilities with a black and white image featuring Ben Affleck as Batman in his upcoming Man of Steel sequel. While there was a lot of backlash from fans about the casting announcement last August, the Argo director looks like he's filling out Christian Bale's batsuit quite well after all.

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‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Release Date Delayed

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Fans looking forward to Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman will have to wait a little longer for the big screen showdown between the two DC superheroes.

In order to "allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story," Warner Bros. has decided to push the release date of the film forward from July 15, 2015 to May 6, 2016 (what's another 10 months when folks are already waiting over a year for it to hit theaters?).

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Ben Affleck to Star as Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

Ben AffleckWhether you want to remember him for directing Argo or acting in GigliBen Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to play Batman.

Taking the black cape and bat-eared costume from Christian Bale, who portrayed the Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan's recent Batman trilogy, Affleck will appear in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Snyder released a statement announcing Affleck's casting:

"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry [Cavill]'s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retains the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him."

The film - tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman - is expected to be released July 2015 with production beginning in 2014.

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VIDEO: New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Features Amy Adams

We've seen what Henry Cavill looks as Superman, but now we finally have a chance to see Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Warner Bros. released a new trailer that sees Superman reflecting on his childhood on Earth. We also catch glimpses of Russell Crowe's Jor-El and Kevin Costner as Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent. The film, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, is set for a June 14 release next year.

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Poster Sees Superman in Handcuffs

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Just weeks away from Man of Steel's official trailer unveiling (set to screen prior to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters and online), Warner Bros. has revealed a new poster for the upcoming Superman film.

The poster sees the latest Superman, Henry Cavill, in handcuffs among what looks to be military personnel. Will it be a case of a frame job or the superhero ruffling the feathers of someone with great authority? We'll just have to wait and see when the Zack Snyder-directed film hits theaters on June 14.

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Super! Amy Adams is Lois Lane

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Amy Adams is going to make a super-cute Lois Lane in the Superman reboot, even if she has to dye her trademark red locks. Director Zack Snyder says the actress is “perfect” for the role (the Golden Globe nomination sure didn't hurt her in the audition room). He picked Adams after a lengthy search, because every superhero needs a leading lady.

Adams will be playing the career-minded love interest to Clark Kent/Superman Henry Cavill. Supporting cast includes Kevin Costner, who will play dad Jonathan Kent and Diana Lane as mom Martha Kent.

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Tudors Star Henry Cavill is New Superman

Henry CavillHenry Cavill, best known for his work as Charles Brandon on The Tudors, has just been named Warner Bros.' new Man of Steel.

The 27-year-old British actor will be the latest person to play Clark Kent and his alter ego, Superman, on the big screen following Brandon Routh and Christopher Reeves.

Director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) said he is "honored" to help bring the iconic character back to life. "I also join Warner Bros. and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield," Snyder offered in a statement.

Christopher Nolan is a producer on the film that was written by Batman Begins' David S. Goyer.

Superman: Man of Steel will fly into theaters on December 17, 2012.

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Box Office Breakdown: Paranormal Activity Takes Over Theaters

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Combine a mysterious baby and a barking dog with a $3 million budget – and what do you get? Horror’s biggest opener to date.

, Paramount’s follow to last year’s surprise hit, scared up a record-breaking $40.7 million over the pre-Halloween weekend. The film not only took first place away from Jackass 3D, it edged past Friday the 13th for the scream title. (That 2009 remake debuted to $40.6 million in February 2009.)

Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood’s , which expanded from a limited release, also made entry into the Top 10. The Matt Damon-starrer settled into fourth place with a $12 million take.

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Box Office Breakdown: Jackass Kicks Competition’s Ass

Although the next Saw film isn’t due until October 29, many theatergoers saw pain inflicted in 3D this past weekend.

The premiere of Jackass 3D, a film based on the former MTV series, has already broken franchise and box office records since debuting three days ago. The documentary, which was produced for $19 million, earned a shocking $50.3 million -- approximately $21 million more than 2006’s Jackass: Number Two (and $28 million more than 2002’s Jackass: The Movie).

Paramount’s entry also bested previous October openers. Up until recently, Scary Movie 3’s $48.1 million from 2003 had been the figure to beat.

Meanwhile, Red generated what could have been first-place sized numbers on any other weekend. The action film starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren rang up $21.8 million -- enough for second place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Very Small Take for Wes Craven

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Neither Wes Craven’s name nor 3-D ticket prices could help Universal this weekend.

, which cost an estimated $25 million to produce, earned a scary $6.8 million over the past three days. (That’s a figure that includes ticket sales from 3-D venues.) The movie, which debuted in sixth place, was just one of several horror-ific disappointments this week. Two-week-old Case 39 fell to ninth place while Let Me In dropped completely out of the Top 10.

Romantic comedy raised $14.5 million, about $1 million shy of first place. (The Social Network was tops for the second time in a row.) Despite heavy promotion, Life was Katherine Heigl’s smallest debut since her pre-Knocked Up days.

, the weekend’s other new wide release, galloped into third place with $12.7 million. Seabiscuit, in comparison, premiered to $20.9 million in 2003.

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