You would figure that your family should at the very least have your back, but those rules go out the window in Hollywood.
The ‘Will Ben Affleck Play Batman?’ story is old, and not based on fact – but when Casey Affleck is at Fenway Park, the whole world stops to listen to his inside information on his older brother.
“I thought he was an okay Batman. No, he was great. He was great. He was a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie[The Batman], I don’t think. Sorry to say. … Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know,” said Casey Affleck on the Dale & Holley With Keefe radio show Tuesday.
The sound bite is at the 6:02 mark of the video. You decide if Casey is coming from a place of fact or fiction.
Now the Affleck / Batman shitstorm has gotten steam again, and representatives from Casey and Ben have stepped in.
“He was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge,” said a representative for Casey Affleck told BuzzFeed.
“He’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him,” said a representative for Ben Affleck told BuzzFeed.
Warner Bros. had no comment.
You wonder what the conversation was like between Ben and Casey. Our only suggestion is to get all the drama out now before ‘Justice League’ hits and pray that it is a decent film. Ben will walk away from the project if ‘Justice League’ fails because he is a fan of comics and the shitstorm drama is just not worth pay. This has been one of the weirdest storylines in Hollywood where the fans like Affleck as Batman, but the media won’t get off his back and critics overly bash his films. Affleck has done nothing wrong and just shows up to do his job.
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DC Extended Universe Release Schedule:
‘Justice League’ – 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film – 7/27/18
‘Aquaman’ – 12/21/18
‘Shazam’ – 4/5/19
Untitled DC Film – 6/14/19
Untitled DC Film – 11/1/19
‘Wonder Woman 2’ – 12/13/19
Untitled DC Film – 2/14/20
‘Cyborg’ – 4/3/20
Untitled DC Film – 6/5/20
‘Green Lantern Corps’ – 7/24/20
About ‘Justice League’:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, 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, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
‘Justice League’ is directed by Zack Snyder and stars; Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
‘Justice League’ hits theaters on November 17.