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THE BATMAN: Ben Affleck Rumored To Have Second Thoughts About Playing Hero

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Ben Affleck Said To No Longer Be Interested In Playing Batman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck is reported to have doubts about continuing in the role of Batman.

The rumor might come as a surprise to some, but others may simply find it to be the logical conclusion of preceding developments. Previously tapped to not only star but direct and write the planned solo spin-off The Batman, Affleck seemed set to play a major role in Warner Bros‘ growing DC Extended Universe. A couple weeks back, however, it was revealed that he would no longer helm the production, citing the time and commitment required for the position. Now, it seems that he may no longer even be able to play the Caped Crusader.

All that being said, it must be stressed that this is only a rumor so far, as CBR.com makes abundantly clear:

Note that this should be taken with a major grain of salt, but Collider Movie Talk host John Campea indicated in his last episode that three separate sources have informed him that Affleck is doing all that he can to get out of any future Batman appearances beyond this year’s “Justice League.” “What all three have told me was that… they’re telling me, Ben Affleck, make no mistake, does want out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore,” said Campea.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

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