Ben Affleck Still Starring In The Batman, Director Confirms
Posted 2017/06/27 2462 0
Director Matt Reeves plans on making The Batman with Ben Affleck donning the cape and cowl.
Just a few weeks after DC Films producer Charles Roven said he had “every expectation” that Ben Affleck would star in The Batman, director Matt Reeves confirmed that Affleck is still in the starring role while promoting his upcoming film War of the Planet of the Apes. In an interview with Getty, Reeves was asked about the status of The Batman and whether or not he would have Affleck’s talents at his disposal. He could not give away much in the way of details about the film as he says they are only just beginning, now that he’s completed War for the Planet of the Apes, but he was able to confirm Affleck’s involvement as the star.
“Yeah, right now that’s exactly what’s going on, for sure.”
Continuing, the director said work has only just started on The Batman now that his Apes commitment is done. “We’re just beginning the whole thing. Literally, I just finished this movie about 8 days [ago], so we’re only now beginning.”
There has been speculation Affleck might leave the role, especially after he dropped out of directing The Batman and his name wasn't mentioned on the Warner Bros. press release for the film earlier this year. Losing Affleck would’ve been a huge blow to the DCEU, especially if Justice League is not only financially successful, but also is critically praised. The DCEU is in the midst of its first wave of overwhelming positivity following Wonder Woman‘s debut, so the less change going on behind the scenes, the better. Plus, Affleck is already considered by some to be the best live-action Batman, so keeping him around is paramount to the universe’s potential.
For fans, it is reassuring to hear Reeves talk about his vision for The Batman. News about the film has been slow-coming since the stunning announcement of Affleck’s directorial leave. There is no release date yet for The Batman. Stay tuned since we will keep you updated whenever there is more news!