Actor Ben Affleck is hanging up the cape and cowl. No, wait! It’s for sure this time!
When Affleck was a guest on Kimmel, he officially retired the iconic DC Films role. Affleck portrayed the role of the Dark Knight in 3 total DC films: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League.
“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” Affleck said. “So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people so I’m excited.”
Affleck originally acknowledged on Twitter that he would not be involved in the forthcoming film, quoting a Deadline story about his departure from the series and writing, “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.”
As previously announced, Matt Reeves signed on to direct “The Batman” following Affleck’s departure from the film. Affleck was originally supposed to write, direct and star in “The Batman,” then pulled out of directing duties two years ago, though he said at the time that he remained committed to starring in the film.
I think we can all agree, despite the initial short comings of some of the first DC Films, Affleck was unquestionably the greatest Batman we had on film. In spite of the DC films he was in being less than great.