According to the recent news about DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Batman movie, The Batman will not feature Ben Affleck and this news has left his fans in shock. The Batman V Superman movie star talked about his departure in length and also gave an official “jersey retirement” while he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Recently, while talking to IGN, Ben Affleck opened up on his departure and why he walked away from writing and directing the movie. He revealed,
“That was part of the problem. We worked on the script, I was trying to figure out how to crack it, and I was never happy enough with it where I thought it was worth going out and making it because I just didn’t want to do a version that I wasn’t really excited by, so I still don’t know.”
The actor further spoke that he tried to make the movie over two years ago when he was associated with the character. Even then, he said that he didn’t want to do the movie, just for the sake of it. Instead, he first wanted to be confident in the story that he was going to tell. He had then said,
“I don’t have a script that’s ready yet. My timetable is I’m not going to make a movie until there’s a script that I think is good because I’ve been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that’s not good yet and it doesn’t pan out,” in 2016, Affleck told IGN, “I have a script, we’re still working on it, and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say. That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just like, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.'”
Moreover, Ben has recently admitted that he’s done with this character and wanted to clear the way for a new actor to take over this one.