Ben Affleck Batman No More!
Ben Affleck steps down from Batman role ahead of Matt Reeves' film about a young Bruce Wayne.
Ben Affleck has stepped down from his role as Batman, after months of speculation. Despite Affleck’s roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, the forthcoming 2021 film The Batman is now seeking a new leading man.
According to Deadline, the film is scheduled for release on 25 June, 2021, and will reportedly be about a young Bruce Wayne.
Affleck initially signed up to direct, co-write and star in the film, but stepped down as director in 2017 and was replaced by Matt Reeves.
In a statement at the time, Reeves said: “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
Affleck has since appeared to confirm rumors of his departure from the role. Sharing the Deadline article that said he was passing the torch to the next generation of Bruce Wayne, he tweeted: “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.”
I would of personally loved to see Ben Affleck continue on as the Batman but the uncontrollable forces at Warner Bro's had different ideas... Who do you wish to see as the next Bruce Wayne?
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