Ben Affleck Addresses Rumors He's Leaving Batman Role

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Batman is the coolest part in any universe, Marvel DC, anything-I'm so thrilled to do it. I am the luckiest guy in the world. The actor responded to recent rumors that he's leaving the part ahead of the Matt Reeves-directed The Batman at San Diego Comic-Con, firmly denying the idea that he would leave the role.

That being said, it doesn't necessarily rule out the fact that Warner Bros.is considering where to take the Bruce Wayne character, and if they are looking to move him into a mentor role to a younger Dark Knight at some point in the future.

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


The news comes just after The Hollywood Reporter published a piece hinting that Affleck might be out as the superhero while Warner Bros. studio considers a shift in direction. So for now The Batman is on track to keep moving forward and Ben Affleck will suit up as The Dark Knight yet again. He shared the Hall H stage at Comic-Con with co-stars Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. The actor listed off DC and WB execs who told him they want him to be their Batman and said, "I believe them".

It's been reported as such for some time now, but Warner Bros. and DC Films have finally confirmed that the title of the next solo Batman film will be The Batman.

Affleck praised director Matt Reeves' vision and said he would "be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves". He has since made an appearance in last year's "Suicide Squad", and will be seen in "Justice League", to be released November 17.

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