dglobalnews.com Ben Affleck addresses The Batman recasting rumors at SDCC
Published: Sun, July 23, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Ben Affleck addresses The Batman recasting rumors at SDCC

Ben Affleck addresses The Batman recasting rumors at SDCC

Affleck praised director Matt Reeves' vision and said he would "be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves".

Rumors of Ben Affleck being unhappy in the role of Batman started this past winter, when he stepped down as director of The Batman, a movie at one point he was co-writing, directing, and starring in.

Heck, maybe Affleck is being honest and Reeves is an exciting enough director to keep him in the cowl. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

Affleck's comments come a day after a Hollywood Reporter report that Affleck's future with the DC Extended Universe was in doubt. In an interview with Fandango, Reeves said he was thinking of a making a Batman trilogy, not just a single movie. After two films Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich have said "we want you to be our Batman". IGN reports that during the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con, a video showing the upcoming titles in the DCEU revealed the logo for the film and the official title. 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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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.

But if Affleck's comments at SDCC is any indication, it looks like Batfleck will continue to fight crime on the big screen.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17.

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.

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