A Few weeks ago, Ben Affleck officially stepped down as The Director of The Batman Movie.
Now according to reports, there are rumors that Ben Affleck doesn’t want to be the Batman anymore.
It’s really shocking that Affleck wants out of the role completely.
This is according to Collider’s John Campea, who appeared on the Collider talk podcast last night with words, quote:
“Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he wants out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.”
That’s not it. He further added,
“Campea added that his sources have told him that Affleck is in active discussions with Warner Bros. to remove himself from his DCEU deal which includes The Batman movie tentatively scheduled for 2019. However, if a deal cannot be reached in time, this solo outing will be the last appearance Affleck makes as the character.”
How do we know that this information is legit or not?
Well, the Playlist points out that Campea claimed this piece of information comes to him via three different sources within Warner Bros.
The latest installment of the Batman franchise is slated to begin filming towards the end of 2017, however that date could be pushed back to next year.
Ben Affleck will feature as the Batman in the upcoming Justice League and hopefully, will be seen in The Batman Movie.
But if Affleck has managed to get out of the mess, created around this movie and all the chaos that is happening, chances are very high that you’ll see last time Ben as The Batman in Justice League.
There are no official statements been released from Warner Bros or the actor himself but after Live By Night bombed at the box office, Affleck is in a state of shock as he cost Warner Bros a whopping $75 Million.
And now he’s thinking twice before starring and directing a high-budget superhero movie. It’s clear that he doesn’t want to take any chances with the direction and that’s why he stepped down in the first place as the director but now as the superhero too. Well, that’s just ridiculous!
We’d love to hear your thoughts Batman fans in the comment section below. Let us know what do you think? Do you want Ben to play as The Batman?