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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Ben Affleck Shuts Down Batman Departure Rumors

Another exciting piece of news to come out of the Warner Bros. Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon had to do with all those recent rumours that Ben Affleck was planning to depart the Batman role.

Most recently as yesterday afternoon, a major Hollywood trade published a report that stated Warner Bros. was looking to phase Ben Affleck's Batman out of the DC Expanded Universe. However, before said report could gain major traction, the actor took the stage at San Diego Comic Con to affirm his allegiance to DC and his commitment to the Batman role.

"I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest [frick]ing part in any universe. DC, Marvel, it's incredible and I'm so thrilled to do it. I know there's this misconception because I didn't direct it, that maybe I wasn't enthusiastic about it. It’s [frick]ing amazing and I still can’t believe it after two films and having this history with this great studio and Kevin Tsujihara and Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich have said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman' and I believe them. And Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a [frick]ing ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. Nevermind, being Batman. It's incredible. So, I'm really blown away and excited and it's a great time in the DC Universe and you're going to see some stuff from Justice League that I'm really, really proud of. And I think you’ll see why I’m so excited to be Batman."

So there you have it, DC fans! Affleck isn't going anywhere.

Check out Affleck's response posted in the player below...

Ben Affleck will next be seen as Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League on November 17th.

Source: Flicks And The City

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