BEN AFFLECK Officially Exits 'The Batman'
It's official: Ben Affleck will no longer be donning the iconic Batman cape and cowl.
Rumors have been circulating for months now regarding the Batman v Superman star's real status. And now, it has pretty much been set in stone.
The bombshell news was first dropped by Deadline via Twitter. Moments later, Affleck - who was originally slated to write and direct the standalone Batman film reposted the tweet - somewhat confirming the news. "Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life."
Fans shared their reactions over Ben's shocking DCEU exit on social media.
Ben affleck is the best batman PERIOD.pic.twitter.com/DIGl8M07La— 👹 (Avengers Endgame will destroy me) (@QTarantinoskid) January 31, 2019
probably my favorite quote by bruce in bvs, it’s so beautiful coming from a hopeless and broken man, ben’s deliver was perfect, this scene is so emotional every time i see it. thank you @BenAffleck for bringing the best batman portrayal pic.twitter.com/oWJjAapccp— karla (@yvonestrahovski) January 31, 2019
Warner Bros. and director Matt Reeves have reportedly started the casting process for the new Batman actor. Reeves' take on the caped crusader according to him will be different and will focus more on the character's early days and detective work. Affleck last appeared in 2017's Justice League.