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 Ben Affleck 'out' as Batman!
According to Vanity Fair, it looks like the run of Ben Affleck as Batman with Warner Brothers Pictures has come to an end. According to the latest news, Warner Brothers is going with a much younger version of the character for their next installment in the Batman Movie Franchise. Check out what we know so far below and share your thoughts.

Source: Vanity Fair

It would appear that Ben Affleck’s Batman journey has come to an end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will not be reprising his role as the caped crusader after all; instead, the next film to feature Batman will focus on a younger iteration of the billionaire superhero. Writer-director Matt Reeves, who is now set to helm the standalone film The Batman, reportedly turned in a draft of his script over Memorial Day weekend. Representatives for Warner Bros. have not yet responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment.

It’s the final chapter in a long, winding journey for Affleck, who’s played Bruce Wayne in two films. Had things gone as originally planned, Affleck would have followed up a Justice League sequel—which also appears dead in the water—with The Batman, a standalone film that Affleck was set to direct, produce, and star in. In December 2016, Affleck was optimistic about the future of the project, saying that the script was nearly finished and “everything is coming together.” But just a few weeks later, his excitement dampened. “It’s not a set thing and there’s no script,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great, I’m not going to do it.”

Fast-forward to the end of January 2017, when Affleck announced that he would no longer direct the project, instead focusing solely on producing and acting. “Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give,” he said in a statement. “It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.” Reeves (who previously directed War for the Planet of the Apes) was tapped to take Affleck’s place in the director’s chair, and later revealed that he was scrapping all the old script ideas dreamt up by Affleck, Chris Terrio, and Geoff Johns. Another thread of Affleck’s influence, pulled from the franchise. But the actor kept hope alive nonetheless! He spoke publicly and affectionately about playing Batman, calling himself the luckiest guy in the world for snagging this role.



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