The Cricket's Daily 3: Affleck gets to say 'I'm Batman'
Published: August 23, 2013 08:18AM
Updated: August 23, 2013 08:18AM
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 publicity photo provided by Fiji Water, actor Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of "To The Wonder" hosted by FIJI Water, in Los Angeles. Affleck discusses his awkward Oscar speech and remembers film critic Roger Ebert at the premiere. (AP Photo/Fiji Water, Matt Sayles)

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]