Ben Affleck has seemingly changed his tune about his future with the DC films universe. During promotion for “Justice League” last month, Affleck played it either coy or downright reticent when discussing his future in the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Now, in a new interview with DailySabah, he talked about what the future holds for him as Batman:
“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.”
Affleck was slated to both direct and star in the solo “The Batman” film until Warners decided to start over with Matt Reeves now directing the project. Due to that change, it hasn’t been clear if Affleck would return or if the studio would use the opportunity to recast.
Speaking about his take on the Caped Crusader so far, and more specifically his version seen in the “Justice League” film, Affleck says:
“I like this version of Batman a lot. It was a lot to carry around the danger of being angry and resentful of Superman the whole time, which led to a darker tone. And with this one, Batman is not a Joker and is not as funny, but is hilarious, as the straight man to Flash and other people. That’s a nice dynamic to get to play off of somebody and have a little bit more irony and have a little bit more self-awareness, a little bit more fun with the movie. That was great.
At present, Reeves’ “The Batman” has yet to set a production schedule with no word of a release date for the project either.