In the latest update in the messy saga of The Batman, Ben Affleck is totally over playing the Caped Crusader. Well...at least that's what Collider Movie Talk host John Campea is implying. According to his Warner Bros. sources (via A.V. Club), the actor is trying to get out of being Batman.
“Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore. I have been told that Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman," Campea stated. "And if they do not let him out of being Batman that the standalone Batman film that ultimately happens will be the last time we see Affleck as Batman.”
But don't go tearfully start ripping your Batman posters apart (or rejoice, depending on how great you think Affleck pulled off the role) just yet. Campea stresses to take his report with a “grain of salt.” If the actor stepping down from directing The Batman movie is any indication, the rumors could have some plausibility.
"Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," Affleck revealed last month. "Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film." Oh, there's also this lovely clip of Affleck not sounding irritated at all:
Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes) is reportedly in early talks to take over the movie. Next up, watch artists tell Fuse who they think is tougher, Batman or Superman: