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Ben Affleck Unsure of His Future as Batman

Ben Affleck Unsure of His Future as Batman

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With the release of Justice League just a few days away, Ben Affleck doesn’t know if he will continue as Batman in the DC Extended Universe.

The 45-year-old actor has starred as The Caped Crusader in two films so far – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League, but he also cameoed in both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman – but admitted he doesn’t know what the future holds for his character.

Speaking to ExtraTV about his future in the famous cape and cowl beyond, Affleck said: “I don’t know about that. We’ll see what the future holds.”

Affleck will be seen once again as Batman alongside Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Henry Cavill (Superman) in ensemble superhero movie Justice League which hits theaters in just a few days.

Affleck is also due to be Bruce Wayne and his heroic alter ego in Justice League 2 and the standalone Batman movie planned by Warner Bros. Pictures which is being directed by Matt Reeves from a script co-written by Affleck.

Recently, Miller admitted he would love to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Batman in Flashpoint.

The 25-year-old actor is set to get his own standalone film as the speedy superhero, which if it follows the comic storyline of the same name, will explore an alternate universe for the famous characters.

Flashpoint involves Barry Allen aka The Flash traveling back in time and saving his mother’s life, creating a radical new reality where the Justice League never formed.

With the new reality, heroes and villains have swapped places, while characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman have become competing warlords and Batman’s father Thomas Wayne takes on a very different version of The Dark Knight.

Batman V Superman

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Morgan and Lauren Cohan played Thomas and Martha Wayne so Miller would love to see them back in the roles for Flashpoint.

And Miller thinks Thomas Wayne’s darker Batman is one of the most exciting parts of the story.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, he said: “I think that the emotional arc of the Thomas Wayne stuff in ‘Flashpoint’ is one of the illest parts. And to see that different manifestation of Batman and his whole different style. And I love the reality that you have this universe that is so inverted from one that we know. And this one factor remains the same, but in this flipped way. Batman is steady, but it’s going to be the result of a different side of the same tragedy with Thomas Wayne instead of Bruce, and that’s dope.”

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Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized “Geek Girl”, Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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