Ben Affleck stars as Batman in this new photo released July 24, 2014, by Warner Bros.
Ben Affleck stars as Batman in this new photo released July 24, 2014, by Warner Bros. (Warner Bros.)

Fans were treated to a double dose of superhero fever with new Batman and Superman photos. But only one of them was the real deal.

Warner Bros. released a photo Thursday of a brooding Ben Affleck in the batsuit. It's part of a 75th anniversary collection of Batman images from film, TV and games, on display this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Affleck is the latest actor to portray the cape crusader. He will appear alongside Henry Cavill's Superman in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Apparently, director Zack Snyder didn't want Cavill to feel left out. So he tweeted a photo of the actor wearing a hooded cloak and holding a lightsaber with the hashtag #SuperJedi. But before fans go nuts at the prospect of a Superman-Star Wars crossover, the image was a joke. Sorry.

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.



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