When Ben Affleck stepped down as the director of The Batman, fans started getting worried that at some point, Affleck would step down from playing the Caped Crusader all together. After Matt Reeves was hired to helm the upcoming film centered on the Dark Knight, there was still some of that concern.
In a recent Joblo interview with Charles Roven, who has worked on several past DC Films, the producer was asked about if there was any fear of Affleck potentially dropping out of the role as Batman. While Roven isn’t involved with the upcoming Batman solo film, he felt very confident that Affleck won’t be stepping away from the role any time soon.
“I mean, I’m not really involved with THE BATMAN, but from everything… We have a cursory involvement because that character is going to touch us some way. If Ben plays that character it’s going to touch some part of what we are doing. But I have no feeling whatsoever except positive that Matt loves Ben and the work that he has done as Batman, and Ben thinks that Matt is a really terrific filmmaker. I have every expectation that they are going to make a movie together.”
Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, has yet to be given a release date.