Photos: Ben Affleck to be the new Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel

Ben Affleck has been chosen to play Batman in a new Warner Bros. film, which is scheduled to begin shooting next year and be released in summer 2015.

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.

Here are some of the other Batmen of the past — from Adam West to Christian Bale.

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