In 2003, Ben Affleck was the Man without Fear on the big screen as Daredevil, the alter-ego of Matt Murdock, who seeks justice during the day as a blind attorney and at night as a superhero.
Ten years later, he is suiting back up in this genre -- this time as the Dark Knight known as Batman to Henry Cavill's Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Thursday.
Ironically, Affleck earned rave reviews for his performance in Hollywoodland playing George Reeves, the late actor who starred in the 1950s television series The Adventures of Superman.
There were rumors Bale not only reprising the role of Batman in the Man of Steel sequel for $50 million dollars, but also of the actor reuniting with writer/director Christopher Nolan -- producer of both the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel -- to form the Justice League on the big screen.
There were also rumors of Affleck being considered as one of the contenders to direct the Justice League, whose founding members includes Superman and Batman, the yin and yang of DC Comics superheroes.
The Man of Steel sequel is slated to begin production sometime next year; it is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.