It was reported last week that Warner Bros. wanted to usher Ben Affleck out of The Batman role.
Ben Affleck responded to those reports by saying the following:
“Let me be clear,” said Affleck. “Batman is the greatest f–king part in the world. I am thrilled to do it.”
“Warners has been working on it, making sure we’re getting it right. That’s the partnership you definitely want. With Wonder Woman, they really hit a home run. With [Justice League], I think we’ve found the tone, and found the flavor of it. I’d love to do it as long as they’ll have me. Eventually it’ll be somebody else, and I’m sure they’ll get somebody great. But while I’m doing it, I’m going to do the best job I can, and really appreciate how lucky I am.”
Now, a new rumor from Fortress of Solitude says that Ben Affleck is indeed signed on for Matt Reeves’ Batman trilogy – and it will set up Batman Beyond:
“Yeah, he [Affleck] is staying on as the Batman. There were contract issues, but everything’s sorted now. He’ll do Reeves’ trilogy which sets up Batman Beyond, which will be the next phase of the DC film universe,” the source says.
It’s worth nothing that this is being disputed from multiple sources:
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 28, 2017
While it sounds like an entirely plausible idea, we’ll wait for an official confirmation before we remove this from the rumor pile.
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