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The Cricket's Daily 3: Affleck gets to say 'I'm Batman'

Published August 23, 2013 8:18 am

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Here's what's happening in pop culture:

• Ben Affleck will play Batman opposite Superman in the sequel to "Man of Steel." And any joke you want to make about that has already been made on Twitter. [Los Angeles Times, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• The French comedy "Amelie" will become a Broadway musical – no doubt a waiflike and charming one, too. [Paste]

• ESPN has pulled out of collaborating with PBS on a "Frontline" documentary about concussions in the NFL. ESPN has a multi-billion contract to broadcast NFL's "Monday Night Football," and likely didn't want to jeopardize all that money. [Washington Post]