“The Batman” abandoned: Ben Affleck reveals why he dropped out of the DC film

The trailer for “The Batman” awakens a promising comeback of the dark knight. Ex-Batman actor Ben Affleck has now revealed why he did not want to be the director.

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He was considered the promising embodiment of DC’s iconic hero. Therefore, after his appearances as Batman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), he should not only take on the lead role in a “Batman” film, but also act as a director and screenwriter. Now Ben Affleck announced why nothing came of these plans.

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In recent years, Ben Affleck was able to gain some experience with the figure of the quick-witted vigilante in bat costume. He embodied the masked avenger in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Justice League” and its new cut “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” as well as a short scene in “Suicide Squad”. These experiences should actually be a good basis for working on a new “Batman” film, but now the 49-year-old filmmaker told the L.A. Timeswhy he declined the job:

“Directing a ‘Batman’ movie is a good example. I was considering it and figured I will not be happy with this project. The person doing this should love it. You should always want these things and I would probably have loved to do it when I was 32 or something. But the time had come when I realized it wasn’t worth it. It’s just a wonderful asset to be able to realign one’s priorities so that once it became more about the experience, I felt more comfortable. “

Even if Ben Affleck hangs up the black cloak soon, his time in which he performs heroic deeds does not end. Because even in real life, the Hollywood star does something good for his fellow human beings. So he uses his influence and helps addicts through the support of the Midnight Mission Foundation. If you would like to know what led him to this commitment and which other actors from the DC and Marvel cosmos rely on similar actions, then the following video will help you:

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Ben Affleck returns as Batman again

Nevertheless we will get to see Ben Affleck again in his Batman outfit on the big screen. Because in “The Flash” Affleck will appear again as the dark DC hero alongside Ezra Miller as the eponymous superhero. The twelfth DCEU film is due to start on 4. November 2022.

A new Batman, on the other hand, will be back on the big screen in spring. This time with Robert Pattinson in the bat suit and Matt Reeves in the director’s chair. Reeves previously made films such as Cloverfield, Planet of the Apes: Revolution and Planet of the Apes: Survival. The film with the simple title “The Batman” starts on March 4, 2022 in German cinemas.

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