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Ben Affleck to Spartans: 'I'm Batman'

10/16/2014

Ben Affleck is spending his autumn in Michigan shooting "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," but the two-time Academy Award winner found time to talk to the Spartans.

According to The Detroit News, Affleck was working out in the team's weight room when Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio invited him out to speak to the team ahead of Michigan State's tilt with Indiana on Saturday. He opened his remarks by deadpanning, "I'm Batman."

The film's crew is ostensibly on campus to film scenes at the angular and intimidating art museum on the north side of MSU's campus, which has closed for the week for a "private function."

"Batman v Superman" is slated to hit theaters March 25, 2016.

Affleck is not the first major movie star to address a big-name team this year. Earlier this month, Matthew McConaughey gave his beloved Texas Longhorns a very McConaughey pep talk.

No word on whether anyone gave Affleck trouble for wearing a blue shirt in East Lansing.