Ben Affleck stepped down from his role as the director of the DC extended universe’s upcoming solo Batman flick, ‘The Batman’, earlier in the year and is now saying he no longer wants to play the caped crusader.
Last year’s ‘Batman V Superman’ movie was poorly received but was still a money maker in the eyes of the creators and fuelled the production of the forthcoming ‘Justice League’ movie.
Co-host of video series ‘Collider Movie Talk’, John Campea, claimed Affleck was looking for a way to hang up his bat mask forever.
“Over the past four days, I’ve talked to three separate people, who are connected in some way, to what is going on over at Warner Bros.,” Campea said.
“They’re telling me that Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out… He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.
“I have been told that Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman.”
The latest instalment of the Batman franchise is set to begin filming towards the end of 2017.