Still mourning the end of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy; since announcing the union of two of DC’s largest superheroes last month at Comic Con, anticipation for the upcoming Superman-Batman feature has skyrocketed.

Today the scrutiny intensified as the identity of the latest actor to portray the Caped Crusader was revealed.

Enter Ben Affleck.

Yes. You read that right.

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” Warner Brother’s president Greg Silverman said in a statement.

Yet his performance in Daredevil still angrily rests upon the minds of many fans; leaving some to wonder if his portrayal can match the triumphant return of the darker Batman that Christian Bale recently popularized. Not slated for release until July 17, 2015; it’s sure to be one of the most anticipated, and talked about, features for some time to come.