Ben Affleck made the initial announcement that he would step down as Batman in 2019. Since then, he has spoken out about how difficult it was for him to play the character in Batman v Superman, Justice League, and the canceled version of The Batman that he planned to direct himself. However, it appears that the actor simply cannot bring himself to give up the cape.
In addition to reprising his role as Bruce Wayne in The Flash, Ben Affleck has recently revealed that he will reprise the roles of Batman and/or Bruce in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will be released in 2019. This is the character’s final or second-to-last appearance in a DC Extended Universe film.
The actor who plays Arthur Curry, Jason Momoa, let the cat out of the bag on his Instagram account, reportedly to avoid a leak that would have occurred if some fans on a studio tour had spotted Affleck on the set.
Momoa made the following statement: “REUNITED bruce and Arthur.” “The Warner Bros. Studio Tours have just completed their tour of the backlot. On the set, he was caught red-handed […]”
Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is set to be released on March 17, 2023. Since the release date of The Flash film has been pushed back from the summer to the fall of 2022 and is now set for June 23, 2023, it is possible that Ben Affleck’s repeated statements that it would be his final appearance as Batman may still be true, despite the fact that he filmed his scenes for it the previous year. Warner Bros. is in a difficult position when it comes to promoting “The Flash,” because the show’s star, Ezra Miller, has recently been the subject of a number of negative headlines and appears to have lost his bearings.
It’s not just Affleck who has played the role of Batman villain in The Flash; other actors have as well. As a result of a plot that spans multiple universes, Michael Keaton will make a cameo appearance in the role of Batman that he first played for modern audiences in the 1989 film Batman. In addition, Keaton will play Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batgirl film, while Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Batman in the future sequel to The Batman. How many different Batmans does Warner Bros. really require? The phone call to George Clooney must surely be just around the corner…