Sen. Patrick Leahy is calling Ben Affleck a "great pick" to play Batman.
The 73-year-old Vermont Democrat and Caped Crusader fanatic — who has moonlighted as an actor with cameos in three "Batman" movies — tweeted Friday:
Ben’s a great pick for #Batman & a New Englander to boot. I guess that means I’m out of the running…— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) August 23, 2013
Warner Brothers announced Thursday that the 41-year-old Massachusetts-raised star, who has flirted with a political run over the years, is poised to play Batman in the untitled sequel to the Superman movie, "Man of Steel."
The Batman and Superman flick is slated for a 2015 release.