Ben Affleck is the Gosh Darned Batman By Thom Pratt - August 23, 2013 0 34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp It’s official. After much rumor and speculation, Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Ben. Affleck. Let it sink in a little. Feel better? No? Well, you’ll get used to it. Or not. Hey, it could always be worse… So, what do we call this one? Bat Affleck?