After the sad ending to actor Ben Affleck’s career as Batman in Justice League, he is finally ready to move on from the actor.
Ben Affleck appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to promote his upcoming Netflix film Triple Frontier and finally spoke out on his decision to leave the iconic role of Batman as writer/director Matt Reeves will not helm the film.
Ben Affleck Revealed on The Jimmy Kimmel Show:
“Yeah, I am. I have decided- I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn’t come up with a version,” Affleck told Jimmy Kimmel. “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.”
Affleck was then surprised Kimmel with a retirement ceremony, revealing that they will hand his costume up in the rafters.
“Warner Bros. has given us something and we’re going to officially retire your Bat cape in the rafters. That is your official cowl and cape,” Kimmel said, introducing Guillermo wearing the Robin suit, holding the cape with a modification; the number of New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, #12 fixed on the cape.
Ben Affleck joked that the number was always there and Warned Bros. paid $80 million to remove it digitally. As the cape and cowl were hoisted, Ben Affleck gave out a twist on the iconic line: “I’m not Batman”.
Ben Affleck took to social media to break the news:
When the news of Matt Reeves helmed The Batman would be released in 2021, Affleck took to social media to cheer on the newcomer and his new take on The Dark Knight.
“Excited for The Batman in Summer 2021 and to see Matt Reeves’ vision come to life,” Affleck wrote on Twitter.
Reeves also spoke about the film and what he wishes it to be, teasing that it will be unlike any other DC Comics-based hero till now.
“What it will be called ultimately, I don’t know. Aquaman is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips Joker movie, and that’s going to be different from Shazam and Harley Quinn. Warners believes they don’t have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it’s going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters.”
The Batman is scheduled to premiere on June 25, 2021.