Over the last year or so, we have seen a great deal of speculation about Ben Affleck’s continuity as Batman in the DC Films Universe with rumors going back and forth on the subject.
While the star has yet again begun assuring fans that he was still greatly associated with the Batman, his words in a recent interview indicate that he might be thinking of bringing to a halt his run as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
While talking to ExtraTV during the press tour of Justice League, Affleck said, “I don’t know about that,” in response to a question about whether he will follow up with two more appearances, the base that he has built in Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and the upcoming Justice League, to make a total of five Batman outings. Affleck stated, “We’ll see what he future holds,” that’s how most insiders claim things to be at present.
Undoubtedly, Affleck has had a difficult time playing Batman, on camera as well as off it. He has become a favorite of memes after the poor performance of Batman v Superman. Besides, he has had a series of well-known stumbles, a separation from his wife Jennifer Garner and a very recent sexual harassment scandal – besides the incessant barrage of questions related to Batman which apparently exhaust him. Therefore, it wouldn’t be shocking to see if he wishes to do away with the role of the Dark Knight sooner than later.
As far as DC Films Universe narrative is concerned, this is a great point for the Affleck version of Bruce Wayne/Batman to either take a back seat or to get eliminated post-Justice League and letting a new DC character take over the burden during the upcoming Matt Reeves’ film The Batman solo. To know more about that film, visit the link given below:
The Justice League releases in theaters on November 17th.