Ben Affleck is the New Batman

Variety has the scoop. WB has announced that recent Oscar winner Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale as Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman team up movie, directed by Zack Snyder. What do you think? Can you see him as Bruce Wayne? I'm kinda stunned, to be honest. I guess I'm just baffled as to why he would even do this, as his follow-up to winning Best Picture last year. I mean, what's the point? Is he trying to completely destroy the hard work he's put in to regain respectability in Hollywood? (I think this movie's going to be a disaster, by the way). It's a really mind-boggling move, if you ask me. Really, really weird. Or, maybe he's a hardcore Batman fan and has always desperately wanted to be the character (but you'd think he'd get a handle on those desires after what happened with Daredevil in 2003). Also, the release date has been announced for July 17, 2015.