RUMOR: Ben Affleck Begins Training For THE BATMAN Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: May 5, 2017
Per HEROICHOLLYWOOD.COM's Umberto Gonzalez (also a writer for THE WRAP), Ben Affleck has commenced his training to play Batman in, of course, THE BATMAN. Here's the full quote...
"Ben Affleck, Batman, I just got word that he just started training again for the role. You know how there was talk that he was gonna leave and he might leave the role? Nah, bro. He’s working out. He’s getting back in shape."
While the physical training for a role such as Batman takes quite a bit of time (3 months +), THE BATMAN isn't expected to go into production until this coming Fall at the earliest. With director Matt Reeves working on/doing publicity for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES through at least July, its likely that he won't begin work on THE BATMAN until August/September-ish. Regardless, there's no way THE BATMAN is going to hit theaters in 2018; 2019 is the mostly likely release date.
In regards to Ben Affleck and THE BATMAN, I'll take Emberto at his word that Affleck is training for his upcoming role as Batman. But the last I heard, it was still a 50/50 proposition whether Affleck's Batman in THE BATMAN. Maybe all that stuff has been sorted out over the last few months. Personally, I hope to see Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeve's THE BATMAN in 2019.