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Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

Actor-director Ben Affleck will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Ben Affleck will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together, Warner Bros announced.

The studio said Affleck will star alongside Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman from Man of Steel.