SDCC: Affleck Addresses Rumors Surrounding His Future As Batman

During The Justice League panel, moderator Chris Hardwick gave Ben Affleck a chance to address the rumors surrounding his future, and this is what he had to say.

Affleck assured the crowd in Hall H that he not only feels lucky to be playing Batman but he literally would play any role if it was for director Matt Reeves. Whether this is how it all plays out remains to be seen. The last time Affleck spoke out like this was when he assured people that he was still directing The Batman movie. Ten Days after assuring everyone, it was announced that he has stepped away from the job. For the time being, we know that Affleck will be donning the cape and cowl for both Justice League movies. Beyond that remains to be seen.

The 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).

The film hits theaters on November 17.

Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
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