Director Zack Snyder Tweets First Look at Ben Affleck as BATMAN!
Director Zack Snyder shared a first look at the famed Batmobile as well as the superhero himself (Ben Affleck as Batman) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman!
Snyder's tweeted the image along with the caption: "I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham"
Hitting theaters on May 6, 2016, the highly anticipated film also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.
Ben Affleck first came to attention for his performances in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), and Dogma (1999). Affleck later gained recognition as a writer when he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997); he co-wrote and co-starred in the film alongside childhood friend Matt Damon. He later achieved international recognition for appearing in films such as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003),Hollywoodland (2006), State of Play (2009), and The Town (2010). In late 2014, he will star in David Fincher's Gone Girl along with portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2016 sequel to Man of Steel (2013).
Affleck has directed three films. He gained recognition for his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone (2007), winning the National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut. He then directed and starred in The Town (2010) and Argo (2012), which won him the Golden Globe Award,BAFTA, and Directors Guild Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, the Producers Guild Award, and the Academy Awardfor Best Picture. He will continue his directorial career when he adapts the novel Live by Night for a 2015 theatrical release.
As film producers, Affleck and Matt Damon founded the production company LivePlanet in 2000, and Pearl Street Films in 2012. Affleck has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, whom he has worked with on several films, including Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone.