In a report in Variety detailing a shakeup at WB in the aftermath of Justice League‘s underwhelming box office performance, there is a passage detailing the future of Batman in the DCEU:
While Ben Affleck is expected to appear as Batman in a standalone Flash movie, it is highly unlikely he will don the cape and cowl in Matt Reeves’ planned standalone Batman movie. The director is said to want to cast the role with fresh talent, according to sources.
Shout out to Matt Reeves who is looking to cast ‘fresh talent’. I don’t know how old Ben Affleck is even though I could easily Google that fact right now but I do know that he looked totally out of place standing next to Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot.
I don’t even want to see Affleck in that Flash movie unless of course, the first scene is the new Bruce Wayne waking up from a dream and looking at the camera and saying “wow, I had a wild dream that I looked like Ben Affleck but nope. Thank god, I’m Jake Gyllenhaal instead”. And then the opening credits roll from there.
Affleck seems like the type of guy who shows up to set 30 minutes late and doesn’t care to have his lines memorized. He also seems like the type of guy who doesn’t wash his hands after he fingers a production assistant during the break for lunch and then returns to set hoping someone notices and asks him about it. Nothing to do with a Batman but yea, he just seems like an asshole.
SEEEE YAAAA, Ben Affleck.
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