Is this Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel?

According to, this image found on Instagram over the weekend may actually be our first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. ¬†

A bit of early-morning Google Image searching tells me that this is definitely Ben Affleck’s lower jaw and chin. It also tells me that itis perfectly ok for my co-workers to see me zooming in on photos of Ben Affleck’s mouth for over an hour. ¬†

Given that the image appears to be a black and white photo of another photo, it is very difficult to determine it’s authenticity. ¬†Skepticism is a healthy thing but when you’re a comic book geek and see a Batman cowl that looks like it was ripped out of a Jim Lee storyline, it’s hard to not get a little bit gleeful.

I’d like to think that this would force the studio’s hand and inspire them to release an early promotional shot of the full Batman costume, but my Argo office calendar tells me that we still have at least another five-hundred and fourteen days before the studios will even begin to officially promote this thing.