Despite What He Says, Are Ben Affleck's Days As Batman Numbered?
Per a report from THR, there are inside rumors that Warner Bros. is considering moving on from Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the DCEU, because it the old bat might be a little long in the tooth to do a trilogy.
Well, at the Justice League Panel at SDCC, Affleck addressed these rumors and seemingly assured fans that he indeed would be Batman in the first solo outing for the Dark Knight in the DCEU, Matt Reeves' The Batman.
Did you notice that not once does he state that he's going to continue to don the cowl after The Batman? Given the announcement the Flash movie will now be called "Flashpoint", I think we can expect a soft-reboot of sorts to the DCEU where they'll try and correct course to continue on the momentum that Wonder Woman built.
Due to a complete re-write, The Batman is now slated for a 2019 release and Flashpoint comes out in 2020, so it's a real convenient place to for WB to simply recast Batman. Flashpoint also allows the studio to cast someone a little closer to the age range of the other members of the Justice League and explain it all away as "timey wimey", and address some of the more glaring holes in the DCEU. Namely the Joker and various members of the Suicide Squad.
A Flashpoint movie that could potentially see Jeffrey Dean Morgan as murder Batman and Lauren Cohan as the Joker, is one I will watch all damn day long. Anyone who has listened to the podcast knows that I've been pining away for Flashpoint ever since the moment they cast Bruce Wayne's parents.
WB, you bring that shit on.