Ben Affleck Left Batman Role Over ‘Justice League’ Stress & Relapse Fears

Ben Affleck reveals that the stressful experience of working on Justice League and relapse fears led to him leaving the role of Batman.

In January 2019, Ben Affleck officially announced he was no longer going to play the role of the Batman after months of speculation regarding his then-rumored exit. While an official explanation for his departure was never mentioned, Ben Affleck recently opened up about his struggles with alcoholism and his decision to exit the role of Batman after Justice League during an interview with the New York Times.

While Ben Affleck was initially set to write, direct and Star in The Batman, the troubled production of Justice League reportedly removed all interest in the project. Furthermore, Ben Affleck explained that someone was deeply concern that if he did The Batman, the possibility of undergoing a production as tumultuous as Justice League would result in him drinking himself to death:

“I showed somebody ‘The Batman’ script. They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went though again.'”

Are you glad Ben Affleck decided to take care of himself instead of risking a relapse? Share your thoughts on Ben Affleck’s retirement from the Batman role after Justice League below!

Ben Affleck made his final appearance as Batman in Justice League:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: New York Times

‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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