Ben Affleck Explains Why He Walked Away From Batman

Ben Affleck Explains Why He Walked Away From Batman

Two weeks ago, Ben Affleck confirmed he was stepping away from his role as Batman. Aside from a cameo in Suicide Squad, his short tenure only included Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Now, Affleck is offering a few additional reasons why he choose to leave the role of a lifetime behind.

While speaking with IGN, Affleck was asked about his departure. In response, Affleck said, “That was part of the problem. We worked on the script, I was trying to figure out how to crack it, and I was never happy enough with it where I thought it was worth going out and making it because I just didn’t want to do a version that I wasn’t really excited by, so I still don’t know.”

The Batman director Matt Reeves recently added some context in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. He cited his desire to explore a younger Dark Knight, as well as Batman’s detective skills.

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“I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional,” explained Reeves. “It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

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