Since Matt Reeves took over The Batman and completely redesigned it from the ground up with Robert Pattinson in the starring role, which was then followed by Zack Snyder’s Justice League becoming a reality at long last, fans have refused to give up on the idea of Ben Affleck returning as the DCEU’s canonical Caped Crusader on a more permanent basis
During this period, we’ve heard dozens of unverified, uncorroborated, and unconfirmed reports claiming that the actor will return for this film, HBO Max series, or a cameo appearance over there. #MakeTheBatfleckMovie trends on a regular basis as we debate whether to call him “Batman” or “Batflecks.
Despite all of that, no one seemed to consider the fact that Affleck isn’t necessarily interested in remaining as iconic superhero for much longer, especially when he’ll be 50 in the summer and has long expressed a desire to avoid IP-driven parts.
Unfortunately for Snyderverse fans, Affleck appeared to confirm to The Herald Sun that his part in The Flash would be the conclusion of the line for his widely beloved take on the nocturnal vigilante.
“I hope they maintain the integrity of what we did because I thought it was great and really interesting — different, but not in a way that is incongruent with the character. Who knows? Maybe they will decide that it doesn’t work, but when I went and did it, it was really fun and really, really satisfying and encouraging and I thought, ‘Wow — I think I have finally figured it out. [It was a] really nice finish on my experience with that character.”
The negative is that, while The Batman looks amazing, Michael Keaton has been announced as the titular character in Batgirl, so at least we’ve still got a pair of good actors playing Bruce Wayne and his alter ego for the foreseeable future.
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