Since the time it was official that Ben Affleck has decided to let go of the director’s hat for the standalone Batman movie, titled, The Batman. There were also whispers that he might step down as The Batman as well. It all started when, while promoting his latest directorial, Live By Night, Ben had confirmed that he’ll be directing The Batman.
But after the Live By Night bombed at the box office, leaving its makers, Warner Brothers, with a huge $75 million loss, Ben suffered a lack of confidence. And that’s when he had second thoughts on directing The Batman, as directing and starring in a big budget superhero film, that too Batman is huge task.
So he decided to just focus on the acting as the Dark Knight. But if reports are to be believed then Ben Affleck wants to do away with the role. He no longer wants to be the Batman in DCEU. According to a source of Comicbook.com, John Campea revealed that Ben has decided to not to return for Batman after Justice League film, which will release later this year.
“Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out,” Campea shared on today’s episode of Collider Movie Talk. “He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.” He added, “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.”
Earlier when Ben decided to leave the director’s chair, he was immediately replaced by Matt Reeves. Earlier while stepping down as director, Ben had released an official statement, which read, ” There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said at the time. “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.”
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