Yesterday, Casey Affleck was quoted as saying that Ben Affleck wasn’t doing The Batman.
Per the quote from Affleck himself:
“I thought he was an OK Batman. No, I thought he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie, I don’t think. Sorry to say. [Radio hosts inform him that’s breaking news] Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know.”
There wasn’t a video, but there was audio.
Fans everywhere said “CLICKBAIT! HE WAS JOKING! SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST DC!”
Well, okay. If he was joking, that would be a pretty silly joke, wouldn’t it? I mean, considering Casey is Ben’s brother, I’m sure he knows how the media has gone wild with these stories about ‘The Batman’.
Now, a video of Casey Affleck’s interview has hit the internet, and if he is joking – he should be considered the worst comedian of all time:
It isn’t really “clickbait” or “fake news” to report something that Casey Affleck DID say and it didn’t seem like he wasn’t joking with that specific comment.
Ben Affleck, hopefully, will still be The Batman for some time. He hoped as much just last month:
“Trying to do that, and direct, would probably be too much. Something would be compromised. I think it came off, optically, to the broader world, like lack of interest or enthusiasm. When in fact I love this character. I think getting Matt Reeves to come in and do it is really, really exciting. Matt hasn’t really unveiled his full vision yet. He wanted to wait until Apes came out, and he was obviously consumed with that. So I’m looking forward to hearing what his story is.”
“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.”
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