Athletes who'd make a better Batman than Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is set to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the untitled "Man of Steel" sequel that will be directed by Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.




The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Jeff Sneider


We have racked our brains and compiled a list of athletes that we think would make a better Bruce Wayne.

)NEW YORK - MAY 03: Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

)NEW YORK - MAY 03: Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Racecar driver Jeff Gordon attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Aaron Rodgers attends the 2013 Barnstable-Brown Derby gala at Barnstable-Brown House on May 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

ONEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Derek Jeter attends the Celebration of his 3,000 Hit Limited Edition Movado BOLD Watch in which a portion of proceeds benefit the Turn 2 Foundation at the Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional baseball player Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers attends the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

NEW YORK - MAY 18: NBA Draft top prospect for 2009 basketball player Blake Griffin attends the fall 2009 collection preview for JOE Joseph Abboud and JCPenney at The Cage on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage for Joseph Abboud)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley attend the Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball at Dorchester Hotel on March 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: C.J. Wilson attends the Head & Shoulders "Whiff-A-Thon" at The Grove on March 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: C.J. Wilson attends the Head & Shoulders "Whiff-A-Thon" at The Grove on March 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)

SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: J.J. Watt attends the Third Annual Hall of Game Awards hosted by Cartoon Network at Barker Hangar on February 9, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. 23270_003_SK_0327.JPG (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers attends Pepsi Pre-Super Bowl Party at Indiana State Museum on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Pepsi)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Seven time Wimbledon Men's Champion Roger Federer attends the Wimbledon Championships 2012 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on July 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 10: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend "Unlock" Art of Basketball Event during Graffiti Gone Global on December 10, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Premiere Beverage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: MLB player Yasiel Puig attends The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ESPY)