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BEN AFFLECK 'Doesn't Want To Be BATMAN Anymore'

16 February 2017, 01:07 | Sue Hudson

There is enough evidence to suggest that Affleck will be the Batman for the foreseeable future.

More as it comes our way.

A couple of weeks ago, after suffering from enormous pressure both from the studio and from fans to rush pre-production script work on The Batman, Affleck made the hard decision to step down as director of the highly anticipated movie. Campea explained that multiple sources "in one way or another connected some way to what's going on over at Warner Bros." relayed the information that "Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out". Now, it has been alleged that Ben Affleck would no longer reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming movie spin-off.

If Affleck exits after his solo Batman, he'd need to be recast for Justice League 2 since it's doubtful Warner Bros will reboot its Cinematic Universe so soon. "If they do not let him out of being Batman, then the stand alone Batman film that ultimately happens, will be the last time we see Affleck as Batman, because he apparently wants out". Nevertheless, it is still safe to say that it might still just be rumors. On the other hand, it's also possible that this rumor sounds so plausible because it is, in fact, true. It probably didn't help when one of his kids said "Hey dad, did you ever see Christian Bale or Michael Keaton play Batman?". And could anyone blame Affleck for wanting out of a franchise that, in its first three outings, has been polarizing at best?

"Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require", he had said in a statement.

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Affleck announced earlier this month that he will not be directing the film after all.

But if negotiations don't fall through with Reeves, who else could potentially take over?

Unofficially, anyone looking for signs of Affleck's Bat-fatigue shouldn't have any trouble finding them.

The problem with rumors like this, though, are that he's already been Batman in a few flicks, and he's reprising the role for November's Justice League movie.

But it is concerning that we've been hearing such negative things about this movie.



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