Rumor: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Want to Be Batman Anymore

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

As soon as Ben Affleck announced that he no longer planned to direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie, speculation began to swirl that he might step down from the starring role as well. After all, things aren’t looking terribly promising for the DCEU right now and Affleck has seemed frustrated by the pressure and hype surrounding this very high-profile role. Now, right on time, comes a rumor claiming just that — that Affleck would very much like out of the franchise, preferably before that planned solo movie.

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the lego batman movie

It’s hard to dislike any movie that features a Gymkata joke inside a Gremlins joke inside a The Twilight Zone joke, so yes, The LEGO Batman Movie is perfectly delightful. When a film’s biggest flaw is that there are so many jokes that you can’t keep up with them and start to feel overwhelmed by the number of Easter eggs and references flying by you (and sometimes right over your head), something has been done right. This film is an anarchic joy and a worthy successor to the subversive The LEGO Movie, the rare blockbuster that chomped down the hand that feeds it with gleeful abandon.

But here’s the thing: The LEGO Batman Movie is actually a damn good Batman movie. More than that, it’s a movie that’s all about how to be a better fan. And not just a fan of Gotham City’s homegrown billionaire vigilante – this movie is a guidebook for how to properly appreciate the characters and stories you love.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Movie Release Date

From the outside looking in, just about every major film production looks like a total disaster. The world of movie news isn’t always kind to films that showcase growing pains as they come together – when you don’t have the full story, everything is a sign of serious trouble to come. This was the case with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year and it’s now the case with Warner Bros.’ The Batman. We still don’t know exactly why Ben Affleck vacated the director’s seat, but the internet immediately assumed the worst because that is what the internet does.

So how about some positive buzz for once? Specifically, it seems that the latest draft of The Batman has arrived and everyone is happy with what they’re seeing.

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coolio batman

I’m not going to turn this post into a defense of Joel Schumacher‘s much-maligned Batman movies, but if someone cut me a check with the appropriate number of zeroes and asked me to defend them, I could do it! Few movies are so unique in their terribleness, so astonishingly wrongheaded as to cause migraines amongst fans 20 years later. I could talk about these movies all damn day. They are as fascinating as they are misguided, which means they’re reeeally fascinating.

And they could have been even more fascinating/misguided, because rapper Coolio says that Schumacher promised him the role of the Scarecrow in next movie, which never got off the ground.

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The LEGO Batman Movie

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The Batman Script Development

Since Ben Affleck announced his departure as director from The Batman at Warner Bros. Pictures, fans have been worried about the future of The Dark Knight on the big screen. Rumors are swirling of more trouble behind the scenes that meets the eye, and the studio isn’t doing much to quell those fears. Now new details have surfaced which indicate the studio is trying to figure out what to do in the wake of Ben Affleck’s step back from the creative process.

Many of the details regarding The Batman have been under tight wraps, but now new information reveals that Deathstroke (played by Joe Manganiello) wasn’t the only villain who would appear in the movie. The question is just how much of the original story will be kept once a new director comes on board. Find out more about The Batman script development after the jump. Read More »

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