The search is now on for a new Dark Knight following Ben Affleck’s departure.
The actor took to social media yesterday evening to confirm the rumor. Although he did not say much, he did not need to. Affleck retweeted a story saying Matt Reeves’ The Batman would be made without him.
“Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” he wrote.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
For true Batman fans, this could be a tough reality to face. Affleck first appeared as the comic book superhero in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then, he briefly reprised the leading role in Suicide Squad prior to his return in the 2017 Justice League.
Although Affleck was to direct and star in The Batman, he pulled out of the obligation.
“It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.”
But if you ask me, we should tell the honest truth. Due to seeking treatment for alcohol addiction, Ben Affleck will no longer be Batman. It sucks, but sometimes you have to get your shit together. Right?
But anyway, The Batman, which Reeves will direct is slated to hit theatres on June 25 of 2021. Meanwhile, we will still be entertained with upcoming films such as The Joker, a Wonder Woman sequel and more Harley Quinn. So no worries Batman lovers. Maybe the next one will be something more interesting to look at.
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