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Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the Batman-Superman movie that’s scheduled to be released in July 2015.
Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday.
From the press release announcing the casting:
“Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
“In the announcement, 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.’
“Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, ‘Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’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 retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.’
“Kroll added, ‘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.’
Affleck has some previous experience as a superhero — he played Daredevil in the 2003 film of the same name.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion for sale
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com
Friday, October 26, 2012
Posted: 3 pm ET
A live-in replica of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction is listed for sale in Duluth, Ga. for $873,000. The 10,000-square-foot spooky house has four stories and seven bedrooms. The ghosts are not included in the deal — except for the animated hitchhiking ghost scene in one of the home’s six bathrooms.
The owner, Mark Hurt, is a designer and Disney contractor. He built the replica in 1996 in a gated community and lived there for 16 years with his wife and son. The replica matches the exact architecture and every detail of one of Disney’s most popular attractions.
“He actually measured the real Disney mansion to make sure it was exact,” says Mark Pianko of Theme Park Connection, a Florida company that specializes in Disney collectibles. “He went through a lot of great details to make sure it was authentic.” Theme Park partnered with the owner to market the home.
The house features a “Haunted Mansion” plaque at the front gate, a two-story library, an elevator and a surprise for guests as they enter the first-floor bathroom.
“When they start washing their hands, the lights start to flicker and a ghost appears in the mirror,” Pianko says. “Mark says he would forget to tell guests about the bathroom and then he would hear screams and say, ‘Oh, forgot to tell them.'”
Hurt says he is selling the house because he is working on his next project, a resort-themed house modeled after Disney’s Grand Californian.
The Haunted Mansion has received 45 bids on its eBay listing, which expires Nov. 1. The offers have not met the seller’s asking price yet.
Want to make an offer? Make sure you pre-qualify for a mortgage before you schedule a tour.