The Flash maker Barbara Mushietti, for example, expressed concern that Ben Affleck would never return to the Batman role.
Ben Affleck, who first starred as Captive Crusader in 2016’s Batman vs Superman (Dawn of Justice), returns to the role in upcoming The Flash movie.
This news seems to contradict previous reports that he hung his Batman mask for good. Affleck had previously planned to play the driver in The Batman, but left the project, saying it would take him too much personal time.
His continuous participation in the DC Universe was not clear since then.
The Dark Knight Returns?
Some feared that Affleck would move away from Gotham. The Flash maker Barbara Mushietti, for example, expressed concern that Ben Affleck would never return to the Batman role.
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“There are all sorts of stories and things he’s told himself about making it very difficult to play Batman,” Mushietti said. “It was hard for him.”
“I think it’s more about a difficult time in his life. When we approached him, he was at a very different time in his life now. He was so open to it, it was a little surprising to us. It was a question mark.”
She acknowledged that we were all going through “the best times of our lives and the scariest times in our lives,” acknowledging the departure from Affleck’s previous role. But now, the producer says, Affleck is “in a place where he can really enjoy being a Batman.”
“It’s an important role, but at the same time, it’s a fun part,” she added.
The Flash and the Batman
The flash movie, which will be screened in the summer of 2022, will star Ezra Miller as the named hero. Meanwhile, Affleck and Michael Keaton will run two different versions of Batman from alternate dimensions.
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As for The Batman (feature Affleck originally had a headline), it now continues with a different group. Directed by Matt Reeves (The Planet of the Apes), Robert Pattinson (Twilight, The Lighthouse) will take on the title role.