Ben Affleck’s future with the DCEU remains in doubt as the actor, doing press rounds for “Justice League,” is making it clear his potential return for “The Batman” is far from a certainty.
Asked by USA Today about returning for the Matt Reeves-directed solo “The Batman,” Affleck says the idea is “something I’m contemplating” and that the role is one he’s open and seemingly ready to leave: “You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it.”
Affleck was originally slated to direct the film and co-wrote a script with Geoff Johns, but the studio ditched both ideas which has led to this uncertainty about his future with these movies – an uncertainty that Affleck isn’t dispelling anytime soon.
The comments come as further details about the Bat-universe in “Justice League” emerge. EW confirms some of Joss Whedon’s reshoots allowed Affleck to ‘play the dynamics, the sexual tension with Wonder Woman, the regular old tension with Flash.’
J.K. Simmons has also spoken about his take on Commissioner Gordon, this one having had plenty of combat experience as a Marine veteran. He tells the film’s tie-in magazine: “My take on Commissioner Gordon is that he’s a badass but that’s an under-appreciated part of who he is, because he’s eclipsed by the ultimate badass, Batman. But Gordon is a tough ex-Marine, who worked his way up and can handle himself in the turf of bad guys. Compared to Batman, he’s just a regular guy, but compared to most people, he’s a champion.”
“Justice League” opens in cinemas on Friday.