Ben Affleck talks departing The Batman

February 16, 2019

Did you see Ben Affleck on Jimmy Kimmel Live? He talks about leaving the Batman franchise after struggling to direct his own standalone movie.

Affleck says the next Batman movie (directed by Matt Reeves) is influenced by film noir. “It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”

The Batman is set to hit theatres June 2021.

Who should play the caped crusader next? Personally, I liked Affleck as The Batman and I’d love to see an unknown with acting chops get the role.

But you know that’ll never happen.


Written by Todd Hancock