There’s been plenty of Batman-Ben Affleck (Batfleck?) news in the past couple of weeks, Ben Affleck who was initially intended to be director, writer and actor for “The Batman” had dropped out of being director at the end of January this year, releasing this statement:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
Now, he might not even be acting in it.
So far, this is only coming from a single person, with that person being John Campea from Collider Movie Talk, who claims to get his intel from multiple sources close to the project, said on record that “Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out…He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.” Additionally, Campea added that, “I’ve been told, Ben Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. And if they do not let him out of being Batman, the standalone Batman film that ultimately happens will be the last time we see Ben Affleck as Batman.”
Here’s the snippet from Collider Movie Talk:
LET'S BE CLEAR: this ain't a "scoop"
— Collider (@Collider) February 13, 2017
If Ben Affleck does end up leaving his role as Batman, who do you think should be the next BATMAN?
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