Report: Ben Affleck's Future As 'Batman' In Doubtby GregHarmon
In a mere 24 hours, the Justice League cast, including Ben Affleck will take center stage at Saturday's San Diego Comic Con
But appearances can be misleading, this according to a source close to THR who alleges Ben may not be DCEU's Caped Crusader for much longer. The source with close knowledge of the situation says 'the studio [Warner Bros.] is working on plans to usher out Affleck’s 'Batman' — gracefully, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.'
This news comes after director Matt Reeves recently announced his noir-driven detective version of 'The Batman' will start fresh, scrapping the original script co-written by Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck. But it was just back in January Ben announced he would be stepping down from directing duties, and in February, three separate anonymous Collider sources alleged Ben "does want out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore" and Affleck is currently “talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman.”
If this news disappoints you, just know Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich told The Hollywood Reporter, "Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can." With plans for a Batman trilogy, and no contractual agreements beyond November 17's Justice League, it's possible WB's transition makes the most sense now, as Reeves continues to flesh out plans for The Batman.
Stay tuned as we hear more about Affleck’s future as Gotham City's Dark Knight. Hit us up with your thoughts? Yes, including those who are outraged by these alleged anonymous sources.