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.