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Ben Affleck in the spotlight at Comic-Con

“Batman v Superman” stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in San Diego.
“Batman v Superman” stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in San Diego.Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Seth Grahame-Smith on a Comic-Con panel.
Seth Grahame-Smith on a Comic-Con panel.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Ben Affleck was the center of attention at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. As he took the stage with Henry Cavill and Amy Adams for a panel about their film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on Saturday, superhero fans took to Twitter to comment on the movie trailer, while other spectators snapped shots of Affleck's wedding ring — which was still on his finger. Affleck, who was making his first big appearance since the announcement of his split from Jennifer Garner, told the Comic-Con audience that he ran into another Batman, Christian Bale, when they were both buying Batman costumes for their kids last year. Affleck said he asked Bale whether he had any tips for playing the part, and Bale responded, "Make sure you can [go to the bathroom] in that suit."

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It was also revealed during Comic-Con that Matt Bomer, of "Magic Mike XXL," was almost cast as Superman a few years ago. Bomer told MTV's Josh Horowitz that he was in talks to play the part, but that the project fell through. "I have zero regrets about that. I feel like I've gotten to do such a rich array of roles," he said, of missing out on starring as the hero.

Also at Comic-Con over the weekend was Emerson grad Seth Grahame-Smith, whose parody novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has been made into a movie starring "Cinderella" star Lily James and "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey.


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