LOS ANGELES: Ben Affleck’s casting as the Caped Crusader is a chance for a “new direction”, Batman producer Michael Uslan has said. There was a backlash when it was announced that Ben would take on the iconic role in director Zack Synder’s upcoming Batman vs Superman film, with some suggesting he wasn’t right for the part. But Uslan, who has worked on all of the Batman movies since the 1989 film which saw Michael Keaton don the batsuit, defended the casting decision to EP Daily . He said of Ben: “You look at his last bunch of movies, Hollywoodland he had me convinced he was George Reeves.” –BS