Ben Affleck’s career as a superhero has officially ended (again) and the actor says he has already moved on from Batman. The last man to bring to life the Caped Crusader appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new Netfilx film Triple Frontier, and shared his thoughts about his decision not to be the Dark Knight again.
“Yeah, I am. I have decided,” Ben Affleck said about stepping away from the character. “I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn’t come up with a version. Couldn’t crack it. So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it, and they got some really good people.“
A short retirement ceremony followed, in which Affleck’s cape and cowl were hung up in the rafters. Eventually, Affleck slightly changed the iconic line, saying: “I’m not Batman.“
Previously Affleck was planning to direct from a script he wrote with DC’s Geoff Johns, but then stepped down to focus solely on his role as the hero. WB hired filmmaker Matt Reeves in 2017 as Affleck’s replacement. with news breaking later that the director was looking for a younger Bruce Wayne in his film. Affleck cheered on the new take on the superhero through his social media, gracefully leaving the role.
The Batman is currently scheduled to debut in theaters on June 25, 2021. Who do you think will take Ben Affleck’s place as Batman? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!