Nightly News   |  August 23, 2013

Ben Affleck to play Batman

The days of “Good Will Hunting” long gone, actor Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman – an announcement that brought divided opinions online. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> the new batman has been unmasked and the backlash over the choice of ben affleck to replace christian ba bale as the caped crusader has begun. he will join a long list of batman, some loved and some loathed from keaton to george clooney who wore what critics said was the too anatomically correct bat suit and the internet is divide over affleck's starring role in the batman versus superman blockbuster and a petition urging the film makers to reconsider. apparently bat fans are passionate about who gets to play the dark knight , like there is always controversy whenever there is a new james bond .