Ben Affleck has hung the cloak, and retired from being Batman. The actor has confirmed in a tweet that he will no longer be the Knight of the Night, after just two films giving life to Bruce Wayne, and now he has explained a bit the reason for his decision.
In an interview during the Jimmy Kimmel show, Affleck commented on some of the reasons for leaving the Justice League, and it seems to have something to do with Batman’s solo movie. The film has gone through many drastic changes in its production, including the resignation of Affleck to be its director and scriptwriter, something that also coincided with a delicate personal situation for the actor. According to Affleck:
“I tried to direct a version of the film and work with a good screenwriter, but I could not create a [good] version. I could not achieve it. So I decided it was time to let someone else try. They have good people working on it, and that makes me excited. “
Matt Reeves, director of War of the Planet of the Apes, is commissioned to replace Affleck as director in the film, which is expected to debut in June 2021. Kimmel asked Affleck some final words about his departure, What the actor replied: “I guess … I’m not Batman!”, referring to the mythical phrase of the superhero in so many movies, including that moment in the trilogy of Nolan.
The departure of Affleck from the Batman film alone is definitive, and his new approach will focus on a younger version of the character. Will we see Affleck again as Batman in the future, along with Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. It is unlikely, which also makes us doubt that the Justice