‘The Batman’: Ben Affleck Likely Out as Matt Reeves’ Script Focuses on a Younger Batman
Those of you who were hoping to see Ben Affleck don the cape and cowl again in The Batman, I have some bad news for you: It’s looking unlikely. Not only does the latest version of writer-director Matt Reeves‘ script reportedly skew towards a younger take on the Caped Crusader (at least in the first act), Warner Bros. is in a state of flux where DC projects are concerned, and Affleck also has a pretty busy shooting schedule that’s only gotten busier in recent weeks.
In a THR write-up that recaps the recent executive shake-ups at DC Entertainment and looks ahead to Warner Bros.’ DC movie plans, The Batman appeared as a side note to the whole thing. There’s no official confirmation yet, but if Reeves’ focus on a younger version of Batman is the direction that the film is going, it’s unlikely that Affleck would step in to revisit the role he played in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Your next best chance to see him take on the mantle of Batman once more would be in Warner Bros.’ Justice League sequel, but even that is in question at this point. ⚠From collider/Dave Trumbore [Follow @multiversedc for more news]