Ben Affleck Says ‘The Batman’ Is Something He’s ‘Contemplating’

Ben Affleck Justice League BatmanIn a huge USA Today piece on the process of production for Justice League and how each member of the cast feel about the movie and what it’s like to have these heroes on screen for the first time, Ben Affleck was asked about the Batman solo movie set to be directed by Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves.

Affleck was originally intending to direct the film, but that didn’t work out due to reported “script troubles,” so Reeves was hired to re-tool the project and create a new Batman film series possibly as epic as The Dark Knight Trilogy. However, in the USA Today article, Affleck seemingly confirmed some long-standing speculation about when he will be leaving the Caped Crusader role:

[Matt Reeves’ Batman] is something I’m contemplating…you don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it.

Many have suspected that Affleck will not be Batman after Justice League, but the quote from Affleck himself suggests that he may use the Matt Reeves Batman film as his out for the character. Affleck also went into great detail about why Justice League is an important movie for these days:

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made disasters, and it’s really scary. Part of the appeal of this genre is wish fulfillment: Wouldn’t it be nice if there was somebody who can save us from all this, save us from ourselves, save us from the consequences of our actions and save us from people who are evil?

People will be mostly fussed with Affleck’s words on leaving the character but what he says about why heroes are needed today is pretty affecting and centers a movie like Justice League as a modern response to troubling times. That’s what these classic characters were created to provide, an escape during wartime, and now they will, hopefully for many, provide an escape from evils out there everyday.

What do you think about both Ben Affleck quotes? Sound off in the comments below!

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Ciarán Hinds, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons. Here’s the official synopsis:

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

Justice League is in cinemas November 17.

Source: USA Today

5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On

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Justice League Need To DeliverOver the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.

Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.

Here are 5 things Justice League needs to deliver on. Click Next to get started!

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    The only guy in DCEU whose career doesn’t depend on Justice League.
    TBH, i hope he plays Batman in atleast two stand-alone movies. Matt Reeves is a great film maker like Ben. I don’t see why not these two could work together.

  • Let Reeves make a one-off Noir film doing whatever he wants under the new elseworld brand, outside of the main continuity, using a different actor. That’s what they’re doing with the Joker, right? Same thing. This gives Reeves the freedom he needs to do whatever he wants to do. The film will get it’s own unique title, appropriate to whatever story it tells. If Reeves insists on making it a trilogy that’s fine too. I’m sure it would be successful.

    But also allow Ben to get *his* script of “The Batman” made using another director. This being the story inspired by the film The Game, and featuring Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke who is the main villain. Then have Ben star again one more time as Batman in the JL sequel.

    Hopefully that can keep everyone happy.