BEN AFFLECK BEING 'USHERED OUT' OF BATMAN ROLE

Jack Bennett
Jack Bennett

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Warner Bros. is developing a plan to transition from Ben Affleck as Batman to another actor in the role, possibly as soon as filming begins on the first post-Justice League film to feature the popular DC Comics superhero.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, despite studio chief Toby Emmerich’s recent assurance that “Ben is our Batman… We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can,” plans are in play to “gracefully” shift to a new actor.

This news comes as little surprise, as Affleck’s dissatisfaction with the role has been a topic of discussion for months. Not only did Affleck step out of the directing role for his first solo outing as the hero, incoming director Matt Reeves decided to scrap Affleck’s script for the film when he came on board, further pushing back production on the already delayed film. Adding to these issues is what appears to be growing concern on Warner Bros.’ part about the prospect of a 50-plus year old Affleck portraying the Dark Knight by the time the planned second and third films in Reeves’ trilogy rolls around.

With Affleck currently headed to San Diego to take part in the studio’s major Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International to promote Justice League, it’s unlikely we’ll hear any official word about this any time soon, though more rumors are sure to surface in the weeks ahead.

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Luke Miller
Luke Miller

I don't really see how they'll make the transition go over well unless they do some kind of "Death of Batman" story and then have Dick Grayson take over the mantle.

Carson Nelson
Carson Nelson

Watching the DCCU fumble and fail is like watching the white trash in the trailer park from your 5th story apartment next door. It's the greatest entertainment you can have for free.

Lincoln Rivera
Lincoln Rivera

Or just replace him without thinking about it.
Barely anyone cared when the Hulk was replaced in the MCU, though admittedly he was only seen once as Edward Norton, while Affleck has been seen, what, 3 or 4 times?

I doubt they'd make Nightwing into Batman as they've both got solo films and they seem to be wanting to keep the original versions of each character, just like Marvel did for everyone except Ant-Man.

They're not great, but at least each film tries something new and different from Marvel, who just produces the same film constantly.

David Cook
David Cook

DC should admit defeat and ice the DC Movieverse (or what the hell tehy call it) for a decade… They would have chance against the new Marvel heroes, because diversity cast wouldn't interest anybody.

Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez

Statistically there's no such thing as white trash when you have a small percentage of the population committing 50% of the crime.

Brody Lee
Brody Lee

Everything wrong with Affleck's life, was done by himself. Fuck him. Everything wrong with the DC movies was done by them, WB, and (((Snyder))). The last one finally got what was coming to him. Now it's Ben's turn. All these horrible human beings need to suffer for all the things they've done.

Jayden Sanchez
Jayden Sanchez

White Trash has nothing to do with committing crime. It's a way of life.

Brayden Mitchell
Brayden Mitchell

Now he's denying it

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

He is a good Batman and Henry is a good Superman and i am very excited to see them in future films

William Reed
William Reed

Too bad the scripts are garbage.

Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper

they said "gracefully" so it must be true!

Sebastian Morris
Sebastian Morris

It's just a movie bro

Anthony Rogers
Anthony Rogers

How the fuck are they even gonna do that
Dick Grayson just takes over lol
We never even established the Batman universe in the movies, this is going to be a bad decision.

Cooper Sanchez
Cooper Sanchez

not to mention that story is awful. batman takes a vacation while dick grayson does his job. what were they thinking?

Leo Perez
Leo Perez

This.
The only good thing to come of it was Morrison's Batman and Robin run.

Carson Allen
Carson Allen

How the fuck are they even gonna do that
Probably the same way they transitioned into Val Kilmer and eventually the god awful George Clooney

Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell


They did what now
I thank god every day that I wasn't born or alive during the 90's.

Jack Ross
Jack Ross

DC shouldn't rush shared universe. They should focus on making few good movies first, ideally Batman, WW, and Superman. Then make a Justice League film, and next films for remaining members.
Letting Goyer be the head writer was a terrible move as well.

there are people on 8 Holla Forums who are unaware of a disaster that Batman and Robin was

Samuel Gutierrez
Samuel Gutierrez

you're not missing a thing except for quite possibly the number one worst batman movie in the history of forever.

Zachary Hernandez
Zachary Hernandez

worst Batman movie in the history of forever
not Batman Returns

Batman Returns, in addition to being a disjointed mess of Tim Burton jizz on celuloid, it's also directly responsible for Batman and Robin. It's darker, less family friendly tone cost rights-holders a lot of money though the loss of sales of Batman Returns merchandise. When Batman Forever came along, a lot of people passed on the rights only for the film to become a block-buster. They lost money again, so they weaseled their way onto Batman and Robin 's film committee to make sure they wouldn't lose money again. Their influence made Batman and Robin the bland, boring product it is.

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller

unaware of a disaster that Batman and Robin was
Well it is July.

Julian Green
Julian Green

omg they gonna reboot da dceu with flash movie

Henry Martinez
Henry Martinez

Hey /tv/

Sebastian Ramirez
Sebastian Ramirez

Just because Batman Returns boyed the shills out doesn't mean that Batman and Robin wasn't considerably worse by comparison

Wyatt Cox
Wyatt Cox

Batman and Robin is considered one of the worst movies of all time, capeshit or not.

Kayden Baker
Kayden Baker

JUST FLECK MY SHIT UP!

Parker Stewart
Parker Stewart

I just came back from seeing a late showing of that turd Wonder Woman, and all I could think of is that these niggers are going to be falling on their swords since they're trying to immediately compete with Disney through this trash. All of their movies so far have been shit and they've already started talk of cycling Batmans actors this early on?

The only way they'll be saved is if they start making these movies to fucking cater exclusively to the Chinamen, because given how much people in the lot were laughing at the 'serious' scenes Aquaman certainly wont be doing anything better than these past stinkers.

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

because given how much people in the lot were laughing at the 'serious' scenes

Where did you watch Wonder Woman for that to happen?

Wyatt White
Wyatt White

A drive in movie theater in Upstate New York. No one was putting on airs for that bullshit, top moments included
Wonder Womans first use of her wrist explosion
Collapsing a church on a single sniper
Backsword
German general getting kebab'ed on a roof bloodlessly
Essentially all of the finale with Ares once he put on the armor
Pilot Man doing an Iron Giant (One guy even shouted out SUUUUUUPERMAAAAN)

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