The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced today that two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck will appear at FanX 2018, which takes place on September 6 – 8, 2018 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Affleck burst onto the scene in 1997 when he and his childhood friend Matt Damon won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting. Since then he’s starred in a number of blockbusters including Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, Forces of Nature, The Town, Argo and The Accountant.
His superhero roles began with Daredevil in 2003 and then continued in 2016 with Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in the DC Extended Universe. Most recently he reprised his role as Batman in Justice League.
“Ben Affleck has only done one fan convention but he heard how great Salt Lake is and how well our fans treat celebrities and decided that FanX would be one of the conventions he attends this year,” said Dan Farr, FanX Founder and Show Producer. “He’s starred in some of the biggest and most iconic films of our generation and our fans are going to love this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet him.”
In addition to Affleck, FanX 2018 organizers have secured a number of big name guests and fan favorites, including Tom Hopper, Ian McDiarmid, Rainn Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, David Tennant, Evangeline Lilly, Karl Urban, Lucy Lawless, Renee O’Connor, Tim Curry, Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Chuck Norris, Brent Spiner, Jennifer Morrison, Tricia Helfer, Jason David Frank, Kevin Sorbo, Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson, Paul Reubens, Gaten Matarazzo, Amy Jo Johnson, Steven Ogg, Barry Bostwick, John Wesley Shipp, Vic Mignogna, and Mark Sheppard.
“Ben Affleck is the Batman! He’s an amazing actor and the depth and breadth of his many roles make it easy for fans of all interests to have a favorite Ben Affleck movie,” said Bryan Brandenburg, FanX Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “With his body of work he has quickly become a fan favorite and we’re fortunate that he is making Salt Lake one of the few conventions he’ll attend this year.”