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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.

The studio says Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman from Man of Steel. The movie will also reunite Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Here is a look back at some of the actors that have donned the cape and the cowl.

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