For the last several months, BOF has said that it was possible that Ben Affleck would walk away from the role after JUSTICE LEAGUE and would not play Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming solo film.
And fanboiz across the Net flipped-out and have been calling BS. Well...
Per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, November’s JUSTICE LEAGUE very likely could be Ben Affleck’s last turn as The Dark Knight. Check this quote out…
“The studio is working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman gracefully, a source says, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.”
I’m not going to sit here and say I told you so, but I did bloody tell y’all that this was possible.
As for right now, Ben Affleck is still WB’s Batman. He’ll be in San Diego tomorrow promoting JUSTICE LEAGUE at Comic Con for the studio. However, based on all I’ve heard over the last few months, I believe another actor will step into the role for Matt Reeves in his Batman film(s).
Honestly, I’m not gloating at all – I like Ben as Batman and I wanted to see him in a solo Bat-Film. But, if I was under the influence of Wonder Woman’s golden lasso, I’d admit that it’s probably the best thing for the Batman film franchise to recast and start fresh in the post-JL DCEU2.0 world. I say recast with a younger actor and do prequels set well before the events of BATMAN v SUPERMAN and MAN OF STEEL.
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