Hollywood Star Played Batman And Superman in the Movies

Only one actor played Batman and Superman, two of DC’s main heroes – who even faced each other in the movies.

Batman and Superman are two of DC’s main heroes and have received several adaptations for the cinemas, including facing each other in the movie Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice (2016) by Zack Snyder. More recently, Henry Cavill has played the Man of Steel, while Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and currently Robert Pattinson have taken on the mantle of the Batman. But what few know is that only one Hollywood star played both Batman and Superman in the movies: Ben Affleck.

That’s right! Actor Ben Affleck was the one who played Batman and Superman in theaters.

Starting with what everyone knows, Ben Affleck played Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU (Shared Universe of DC Films and Series), appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) and League of Legends. Justice – Snyder Cut (2021). He has not officially said goodbye to the character yet, as he will appear in The Flash (2023) alongside Michael Keaton’s Batman.

However, even before being Batman, Ben Affleck had already incarnated two superheroes in cinema: Matt Murdock in the criticized Daredevil – The Man Without Fear (2003) and, amazingly, Superman! Three years after being Marvel’s Daredevil, Affleck played Superman in the Hollywoodland biographical murder mystery (2006) – initially called “Truth, Justice and the American Way”. , in reference to the hero’s iconic slogan.

Ben Affleck doesn’t exactly play a version of Clark Kent, but the actor George Reeves, who gave life to Superman in the series The Adventures of Superman (1952 – 58). He even appears in some action scenes with the character’s iconic uniform, with the bright red cape, the classic blue suit with the Superman logo stamped on the chest. According to Slash Film, the Focus Features film required authorization from Warner Bros. to air footage from the television series because the studio owned its rights. Ultimately, Hollywoodland earned a Golden Globe nomination for Ben Affleck, who also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

Check out a scene from the movie with Ben Affleck appearing as Superman:

In the Hollywoodland storyline, actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck), best known as the protagonist of the TV series “The Adventures of Superman”, commits suicide. The act took place in Reeves’ bedroom, leaving his girlfriend, aspiring actress Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney), and millions of young fans awestruck. Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), Reeves’ mother, does not accept the possibility that her son has committed suicide and hires Detective Louis Simo (Adrien Brody), whose mission is to prove that the case was actually a murder. Simo goes on to investigate Reeves, uncovering his old affair with Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), wife of a powerful executive at the MGM studio.

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