Despite yesterday’s persistant rumors that Warner Bros. Pictures was planning to usher Ben Affleck out of his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU, it seems the actor is looking to stay on board the franchise.
At the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con 2017, Ben Affleck assured fans that he will still be Batman in the future of the DCEU. During the panel, the actor expressed his excitement for working with War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves on The Batman, stating:
“With Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a f–king ape on the ground for Matt Reeves.”
Heroic Hollywood Editor-in-Chief Umberto Gonzalez, as well as our own Michael Mistroff, were in attendance at the Warner Bros. panel:
Affleck deading the rumors!!!
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 22, 2017
— Michael Mistroff (@mmistroff) July 22, 2017
Ben Affleck’s Batman first appeared in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will next be seen in Justice League where he will be joined by Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Here is the official synopsis:
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.
Justice League hits theaters later this year on November 17, 2017. No release date has been set just yet for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.