Hollywood Life reports that Ben Affleck has been getting back into peak shape in hopes of reprising his role as Batman.
Over the past week, Ben Affleck has been spotted looking as fit as he was during his time portraying Batman for Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe franchise. While the actor has been improving his physique for personal health reasons, a Hollywood Life source who is close to Affleck reportedly stated that the actor is hoping to play Batman one last time:
“He is back in shape not only for his health but he has a new-found love on doing Batman at least one more time again. He feels he isn’t finished with what he wants to do with the character. There has been talk about replacing him, but he is now seeing what he might lose and really wants to play the character again. Especially seeing what Joaquin Phoenix is doing with the Joker character.”
The source elaborated on what Ben Affleck hopes to do with the Batman character moving forward and how Joaquin Phoenix’s work on Joker has inspired him:
“He would really like to take the character of Batman and visit a more serious tone and side of the character and working with someone like Joaquin would absolutely spark his creative juices. He wants to figure something out with Warner Brothers to don the cape one more time.”
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Of course, an official announcement on Ben Affleck’s future as the Dark Knight has yet to be made, though director Matt Reeves’ film is said to be centered around a younger Caped Crusader.
The Batman is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Cyborg, Nightwing, Supergirl, New Gods, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.
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Source: Hollywood Life