Affleck To Play Batman In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) – Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.

The studio said Affleck will star opposite 30-year-old Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.”  The movie will also feature “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.

The big-screen DC Comics superhero mash-up was first revealed by director Zack Snyder at last month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/20130822_ap_4931ce2116f14802865d8b8dbfe506a4.html#A6uOEpT5icKfzKJ8.99

Pittsburgh Goes Batty – Filming For “The Dark Knight Rises” Wraps Up

The Batpod at Hollywood, California

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Pennsylvania’s second-largest city is going Hollywood.  Pittsburgh, or more aptly named “Glitzburgh”, has hosted some serious movie action as of late.  The biggest movie to film in the area is the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises

The Batman franchise has been commercially successful.  The last installment, The Dark Knight grossed over $1 BILLION! Bringing the film to Pittsburgh has been an economic boon for many downtown businesses and Greater Pittsburgh in general.  In addition, I read there were 3,000 extras hired for the film while in Pittsburgh.  9,000 people showed up for a chance to be in the movie.

Read the article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and see what impact a big-budget film can have on the hosting community.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11232/1168640-53.stm