I'm skeptical but open to Afleck as Batman. Still, they need to get a picture of him in costume as soon as possible. By that, I mean a well lit shot, along the lines of that Cavill Superman picture with the crushed safe.
That said. Smith is hardly an unbiased source. By this new direction, I wonder if they could be going the way of the grey body-armor, ala the ARKHAM CITY game.