First photo of Ben Affleck as Batman released

Tuesday May 13, 2014

The first photo of Ben Affleck starring as Batman has been released.

The snap was posted on Twitter by director Zack Snyder, the mastermind behind films such as Man of Steel and Superman vs. Batman. "I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham," Zack captioned it.

Dressed in his full Batman costume, 41-year-old actor Ben stands next to his Batmobile, holding a weapon in each hand.

The snap caused a frenzy on Twitter and was instantly retweeted almost 20,000 times in less than an hour. Zach had teased film buffs the day before, uploading another photo of the Dark Knight's vehicle partially covered. "Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?" he wrote alongside it.

The upcoming superhero film is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2016.

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