“Holy rebooted movie series Batman,” Ben Affleck finally confirms he’s stepping down from playing the Dark Knight for Warner Bros.’ current generation of DC movies.
Batfleck had a good run, managing to don the cape and cowl for three DCEU movies. First joining the dark and brooding franchise for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck popped up for a cameo in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and then led the team for the maligned Justice League.
The writing was on the wall whether Affleck was returning for Matt Reeves’ tentatively titled The Batman, but now the search for a new Bruce Wayne is on.
Deadline exclusively reveals the 46-year-old is handing over the keys to the Batmobile. The Batman is set to fly into cinemas on Jun 25, 2021, meaning there’s still a bit of a wait before we’ll get to see the violent vigilante again.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
In response to the news, Affleck posted on Twitter to wish Reeves all the best. Writing, “Excited for The Batman,” at least there’s no hard feelings between the star and the studio. To be honest, Affleck’s ongoing role has been up in the air for a while.