Actor Ben Affleck’s stint as the fan-favorite DC Films superhero Batman has finally come to an end. The actor himself took to Twitter to confirm that he will no longer play the Dark Knight. He revealed that he has handed over his cape to a new actor who will soon show up in Matt Reeves The Batman.
“Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” Affleck wrote on Twitter.
Affleck essayed the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2016’s Suicide Squad, and 2017’s Justice League. While it currently remains unknown as to who will step into the shoes of Affleck, it is confirmed that Reeves’ film will feature a younger version of the Dark Knight. As per reports, Reeves is looking to cast a Bruce Wayne in his mid-20s.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves opened up about his vision for The Batman. He said that the film’s story will be thrilling yet emotional.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” the director said. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional.”
Reeves also said that the upcoming film will see Batman more in his detective mode than fans have ever seen in the previous films.
“I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation,” the director added.
While the plot details for the upcoming are currently under wraps, Reeves has confirmed that the film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Rumors are that there could be more than one villain in The Batman. The film is currently set for release on June 25, 2021.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
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