Ben Affleck Shuts Down Rumors That He's Leaving Batman

Posted July 23, 2017

And Matt Reeves doing it, I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves was hired as Affleck's replacement. We love him as Batman.

"Let me be clear, Batman is the greatest fucking part in any universe, DC, Marvel, and I'm so thrilled to do it". While it sounds like Affleck will move forward with starring in The Batman, it's unclear if we're going to see him after the Flashpoint film.

Matt Reeves is now in the process of gathering a writing team - rumored to include his Apes collaborator, to start The Batman from scratch, but it appears Affleck will be along for the ride.

"I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start... you have to start with one", Reeves told Fandango. The report threatened to overshadow Warner Bros.' flashy Hall H presentation on Saturday, which was focused on hyping the studio's big superhero mashup film "Justice League", which hits theaters in November. Considering that the studio also announced today that the solo Flash movie is now an adaptation of Flashpoint, that transition could have been made easier.

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Now, however, it seems that Affleck is on board for The Batman and isn't planning on leaving anytime soon.

THR speculated on various reasons for the departure, including the fact that Affleck might simply be too old for the part, noting that he would be close to 50 by the time "The Batman" is released.

Neither Snyder nor Whedon were at Comic-Con, although Snyder tweeted Friday that he was sending his best to the "Justice League" team.

The actor's performance as Batman has received mixed reviews, especially after the flop of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which received a low 27 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.