Ben Affleck NOT going to be Batman in 2021’s The Batman.

He’s hanging up the cowl: “Warner Bros. is dating their next rendition of Batman for June  25, 2021. This is the one that Matt Reeves has been attached to as writer and director. Ben Affleck, we hear, will not be donning the Dark Knight’s tights after playing the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League and that’s because this movie will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne. “

I’m actually kind of disappointed, believe it or not. Ben Affleck as Batman wasn’t bad; but Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne was completely on-point. And I think that it was Honest Trailers who pointed out that at least Affleck’s Batman was a freaking detective. He actually went and figured stuff out in Batman v Superman, which was nice to see even if you didn’t care for the rest of the film. ‘Course, by now it’s all messed up anyway. DC might as well switch gears on Batman, because they’re stuck with that mess of their shared universe of theirs anyway.

At least, until they can figure out how to toss it all out. See, this is why comic books regularly have giant, universe-wide resets: continuity problems. Fixing them by killing off all the characters and then resurrecting the ones you like may seem stupid, but they do it because it works.

11 thoughts on “Ben Affleck NOT going to be Batman in 2021’s The Batman.”

  1. Maybe he can be an Earth-2 Batman if they ever get around to the DC Multiverse? (Not holding my breath)

  2. I haven’t seen any of the movies with Batfleck, but I did hear good things about Affleck’s work in the role. But the people in charge have managed to make a mess of things. So it is what it is.

    He’s out. Cavill’s out as Superman. Given the way that things are going right now, how weird would it be if the poster characters for the DC movies ended up being Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and…


    1. That might not be a bad thing. I feel like Batman and Supes are pretty played out for a while. given the endless string of only them we’ve had for my lifetime at least.

        1. I enjoyed Green Lantern. But then much-younger-me also enjoyed Shaq’s 1997 DC bomb Steel. That thing is so buried I had to specifically search the year in IMDB.

    1. That .. would be very good.
      I submit Idris Elba as Bruce Wayne and Donald Glover as Richard Grayson .. and perhaps doing something a little (not full-on Adam West, just .. a little) less serious ..

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