“I AM BATMAN!”
– Kevin Conroy
(Batman: The Animated Series)
After Batman v Superman the critics dropped the proverbial hammer on the movie for its convoluted plot and forcing the fans to adapt to a new universe in one movie. However, with Warner Bros. still able to turn the critics’ words into money for the studio the plans to push the DC Cinematic Universe continued with the release of Wonder Woman which has been one of DC’s latest success on the big screen. For the actors involved in BvS, the response wasn’t so confident as one in particular express his dismay for a role he put so much effort into preparing to portray.
Ben Affleck had the negative stigma of Daredevil on his superhero role belt. Once his name was dropped to be cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the coming ‘Batman v Superman’ the fans began to dish out displeasure for Affleck being DC’s beloved Dark Knight. Afterward, many bared witness to Affleck portrayal as the iconic character that many fans saw it as a redemption for Ben Affleck to portray Batman once again; maybe in a standalone film. Despite the positive reactions of the role, rumors began to surround the likelihood of Ben Affleck actually returning as Batman after his appearance in the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie.
Despite all the doubt and speculation, Warner Bros. would reveal the new standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck as Gotham’s vigilante which will be simply titled, “The Batman” during San Diego Comic-Con. According to IGN, the logo flashed on the screen during the slate of upcoming DCEU films. Now, what does all this mean for Ben Affleck and Batman? After a flood of rumors about Affleck wishing to exit the role, Affleck would seemingly appear excited to continue to play the role, saying, “I am the luckiest guy in the world.” He would continue by saying “Batman is the Batman is the coolest f***ing part in any universe — DC, Marvel. I’m so thrilled to do it. I can’t believe it after two films to have this history with Matt Reeves doing it. It’s incredible. It’s a great time in the DC universe. I think you’ll see why I’m so excited to be Batman“
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