Justice League star, Ben Affleck recently confirmed that he is considering how to exit the role of Batman in the DCEU films.
In an interview with USA Today, this subject of the upcoming Batman movie development by Matt Reeves had come up. Affleck was attached to direct this movie, but he says that his involvement is something that he is contemplating.
“You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it,” Affleck.
The comments may seem to contradict what Affleck said about his commitment to this role at Comic-Con International: San Diego:
“Batman is the coolest f*cking part in any universe – DC, Marvel – it’s incredible, and I’m so thrilled to do it,” Affleck said during a panel at Hall H. “I know there’s this misconception that because I didn’t direct it I wasn’t enthusiastic about it; it’s f*cking amazing… and with Matt Reeves doing it, it’s like I’d be a f*cking 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. You’re going to see some stuff from Justice League that we’re really really proud of, and I’ll think you’ll see why I’m really excited to be Batman.”
While his involvement in DCEU is not clear, Affleck is enthusiastic about the release of Justice League over the weekend:
“We certainly are in need of heroes in 2017,” Affleck says. “There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made disasters, and it’s really scary. Part of the appeal of this genre is wish fulfillment: Wouldn’t it be nice if there was somebody who can save us from all this, save us from ourselves, save us from the consequences of our actions and save us from people who are evil?”
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Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2on December 13, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.