Ben Affleck makes a surprise appearance at Comic-Con


Ben Affleck didn't let Lego Batman steal his thunder at Comic-Con - he dropped in for a surprise appearance.

The Hollywood heartthrob played the superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and will be back in the batsuit in Justice League. He is also set to both direct and star in a standalone Batman movie.

The thousands of fans at the event in San Diego were stunned when Ben appeared at Warner Bros' star-studded panel, alongside fellow directors including David Ayer and Zack Snyder.

Ben Affleck at Comic-Con

The actor seemed to be overcome as he snapped a few pictures of the crowd for himself and told the audience: "This is kind of nerdy, but this is a big deal in my life. This is never going to happen again."

Host Conan O'Brien joked: "I think this may happen for you again."

Ben later returned to the stage in his actor role, alongside his Justice League co-stars.

Director Zack Snyder, from left, and actors Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill attend the

The Lego Batman movie, featuring Will Arnett as the Caped Crusader, was among the other films to make a big splash at Comic-Con.