Ben Affleck reportedly “wants out” of Warner Bros. upcoming standalone Batman movie.
Affleck recently announced that he was stepping down from directing the film, with Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves taking over. Affleck does remain on board to play Batman, but reports now suggest that he wants to leave the project entirely.
Collider’s John Campea claims to have heard from three sources at Warner Bros. that Affleck is looking to quit:
“What has come out of the conversation with all three was this. They’re telling me that, Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore. I have been told that Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman.” Campea told the Collider Movie Talk YouTube show.
“If they do not let him out of being Batman, [then] the stand alone Batman film that ultimately happens, will be the last time we see Affleck as Batman, because he apparently wants out.” he added.
The Gone Girl actor has lost a lot of control of the project and with sources confirming that The Batman script originally penned by Affleck, was rewritten by Argo’s Chris Terrio, this can only add fuel to the fire.
“Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.”
We can next see Affleck as the caped crusader in Justice League on November 17, which may turn out to be his final Batman performance.