Earlier this week, Casey Affleck had some interesting comments about Ben Affleck’s involvement in the upcoming solo Batman film.
His quote (verbatim):
“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.”
Well, now, Casey Affleck’s reps have released a statement to Buzzfeed:
“He was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge.”
Ben Affleck’s reps also reached out to Buzzfeed:
A representative for Ben Affleck told BuzzFeed News that nothing has changed since Comic-Con, and that “he’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.”
It’s not exactly a surprise that Affleck will still play Batman, as he said the following just last month:
“Let me be clear,” said Affleck. “Batman is the greatest f–king part in the world. I am thrilled to do it.”
While no one actually said that Ben Affleck was leaving the role of Batman, Casey Affleck did still make the comments and didn’t exactly come across as joking.
All the websites that reported on his comments are at fault, though.