The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, will be the actor’s first venture as the Caped Crusader. The film is set to be a completely different take on Batman than shown in previous franchises. It seems Ben Affleck opened up about dropping out of the film as well recently.
Pattinson’s reveal was met with a lot of mixed reactions from fans, as many doubted Pattinson could do the Caped Crusader justice. Pattinson also made it clear he was afraid of offending Batman fans.
Before Pattinson’s reveal, many fans assumed Ben Affleck would be sitting in the director’s chair for the film. However, Affleck dropped out of the film and disappointed fans.
While speaking with the LA Times, Ben Affleck opened up about opting out of The Batman. Affleck admitted that he wasn’t going to be as enthusiastic about making the film, which is why he chose not to do it.
I looked at (directing Batman) and thought, “I’m not going to be happy doing this. The person who does this should love it.” You’re supposed to always want these things, and I probably would have loved doing it at 32 or something. But it was the point where I started to realize it’s not worth it. It’s just a wonderful benefit of reorienting and recalibrating your priorities that once it started being more about the experience, I felt more at ease.
Ben Affleck will instead be appearing in DCEU’s The Flash, which will release on November 4, 2022. We will have to see how it turns out to be and how Ben Affleck will perform in his role of Batman.
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