Ben Affleck Throwing Doubt on His Remaining Time as Batman? Some Things Never Change

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When all is said and done and an actor has finished playing Batman in a movie, they often leave their own indelible mark on the character.

Christian Bale gave Batman that husky “I’m Batman” voice.

Will Arnett gave us a light-hearted take on the broody vigilante.

George Clooney gave us the bat-nipples.

And Ben Affleck’s contribution may very well be an ongoing sense of confusion and bewilderment on whether or not he’s actually still involved in the role.

Just as soon as the whole situation seemed to have been sorted, Ben Affleck throws another spanner in the works.

We’ve spoken at length about what the future for “Bat-fleck” is following Justice League and we had had some confirmation from the relevant people in the know.

However, during an interview with ExtraTV, alongside fellow Justice League actors Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Affleck briefly discussed how many appearances as Batman he had left.

In fact, Affleck was asked if he’d even make it to five outings as Batman and – when taking Batman Vs Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League into account as his first three – he replied with;

“I don’t know about that.

We’ll see what the future holds.”

 

Again, this isn’t the first time Affleck’s time in the role has been questioned, and previously, rumours of his replacement in the – now directed by Matt Reeves – The Batman movie had circulated the web.

So, time will tell if Ben can get up to five adventures under the world’s most famous cowl, but at the very least he’ll have four outings as Batman to put onto his CV as he is currently starring in Justice League alongside Momoa’s Aquaman, Fisher’s Cyborg, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller’s The Flash.

Opening in the cinemas from 17th November, DC‘s Justice League will also star Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

-James, 09/11/2017

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