Ben Affleck has confirmed that The Flash will mark his final outing as Batman.
The Flash is set to be one doozy of a film. Not only will it be the first time Ezra Miller spearheads his own DC project, but it’ll also mark the reintroduction of Michael Keaton‘s Batman. And while we may be gaining a Batman in Keaton, we’re losing one in Ben Affleck. In a recent interview with Herald Sun, Affleck confirmed that The Flash will mark his retirement as The Caped Crusader.
Ben Affleck described working with Joss Whedon on Justice League as a “very, very, very hard experience”. The star admitted that the pressure of the role led him to relapse in drinking. To focus on himself more, the star famously pulled out of the Batman solo film that he was meant to direct and star in. While things were dark at the time, Affleck revealed to the outlet that participating in reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and filming for The Flash “put a really nice finish on my experience with that character”.
The star went on to reveal that The Flash will likely feature some of his favorite scenes he’s shot as The Dark Knight.
“I have never said this – this is hot off the presses – but maybe my favourite scenes in terms of Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I have done, were in the Flash movie. I hope they maintain the integrity of what we did because I thought it was great and really interesting – different, but not in a way that is incongruent with the character.”
Things can change anytime between post-production and release so nothing is set in stone in terms of scenes. Affleck is clearly weary with what will be in The Flash as he (and most of the core DCEU cast and crew) has been burnt before.
“Who knows? Maybe they will decide that it doesn’t work, but when I went and did it, it was really fun and really, really satisfying and encouraging and I thought, ‘Wow – I think I have finally figured it out’.”
The upcoming solo film will star Ezra Miller reprising their role as Barry Allen from Justice Leauge joined alongside Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Sasha Calle debuting as Supergirl, and the return of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as their versions of Batman.
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Source: Herald Sun