(WHAS11) -- Actor Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale in the Batman-Superman movie that is scheduled to be released in July 2015.
Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday. Affleck will be the eighth actor to play the caped crusader, following Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton.
Affleck has previous experience as a superhero- he played Daredevil in the 2003 film of the same name. The Boston native recently upped his Hollywood power when he won the Best Picture Oscar for "Argo."