Ben Affleck Says He Loves Playing Batman But Doesn't Get Around to Denying the Rumors He's Leaving

Image: Warner Bros. via YouTube
Image: Warner Bros. via YouTube

During Warner Brother’s presentation of its upcoming DC superhero movies, Ben Affleck addressed the new rumors that he’ll soon by leaving the DC Expanded Universe. To say that his answer was vague is being generous.


Batman, Affleck said, is the coolest character in any of the comic book movie universes and he’s been nothing but thrilled to be latest iteration of the charter. That sounds positive, but the more Affleck said, the less he actually got around to answering whether or not his Batman was slated to dip out of DC’s movies in the near future.

Said Affleck:

I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in any universe, Marvel DC, anything–I’m so thrilled to do it. Its fucking amazing. I still can’t believe it. Everyone at the studio tells me I’m their Batman and I believe it. And Matt Reeves? I’d be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. I’m blown away and its an exciting time in the DC Universe. I’m excited to be Batman.

Make of that what you will.

Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


Mortal Dictata

Well would you want to stick around in a job where they start removing your remit month by month without your consent?

The Batman film was meant to be his thing but has become just him in a studio controlled item.