Ben Affleck Discusses ‘The Batman’ & ‘Justice League’

Ben Affleck recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie Live By Night. While there the actor discussed his role as Batman in the DC Extended Universe, specifically reacting to the new image released this weekend. Affleck also offered an update on the upcoming solo Batman movie, confirming once again that he will direct, and he continues to work on the script.


“I’m going to direct the Next Batman. We’re working on it. It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because like Live by Night took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready. I work really hard. It’s just nobody gave a sh-t! Nobody was like, ‘Where’s Live by Night?!’ But with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the f–cking Batman?!” And I”m like, ‘Whoa, I’m working! Give me a second.’”

Ben Affleck will next appear as Bruce Wayne in Justice League where he will star alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. This is the first time the Justice League will be assembled on the big screen.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller)—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League will land in theaters on November 16, 2017.

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
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