Geeksmas day 21 and it’s the story that just won’t go away.
Nothing is set in stone and I’m pretty sure he will but we still don’t know for sure if Ben Affleck will wear the cape ‘n cowl again. With the most recent reports on the situation seeming to indicate that he would not be playing the iconic hero in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, at any rate.
For his part, Affleck has been typically vague when asked whether he’d be back as The Bat and in an interview with Daily Sabah, he continued to be somewhat evasive – however, he did seem to suggest that he would be open to returning if he found the script interesting enough.
“For me, it’s interesting, and I always evaluate this stuff on the merit of the material. I want to direct a Batman movie, and I never got a script that I was happy with, so they are starting over and writing another script. And right now, I think a lot of different possibilities I think for the way the DC Universe could go, and I will just follow my interests in pursing that. And I know that I love working with this group of people, and it was a real joy for me to make this movie.”
So, if we read that right, Affleck decided not to helm The Batman because he didn’t like the script? That certainly seems to be what he’s saying, but if a script was the only issue, why not just get someone else to write it?
Hopefully we’ll get some kind of official announcement on this soon, I don’t know about you guys, but this “will he, won’t he?” is getting very old! How funny that we’re at a point where people are calling for him to stay on, when so many were originally against him getting the role in the first place!
What are your thoughts on this saga? Will Batfleck return? If not, who should take up the mantle? Were you a Batfleck believer from the start?