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Ben Affleck admits he’s not signed on for Batman standalone yet and is looking for a way out of DC Cinematic Universe

November 13th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Oh, boy…

So you may know that there has been rumours about Ben Affleck wanting to leave the DC Cinematic Universe for a while now.

First he was leaving (here), then he denied it (here), then he was leaving again (here) and now he’s leaving again.

Yup, you read it right.

Now  that Justice League is set to come out in a few short days, the next big outing for Batman in in Matt Reeves’ standalone movie – a movie which was at one stage set to star and be directed by Affeck himself.

However, now the actor is once again casting doubt on his even starring in it but rather that he’s looking for a way to leave the movies that make sense for the story/character (we have a theory about this here).

On the standalone movie, Affleck says it is: “something I’m contemplating.” Not the most reassuring thing to say.

On top of that, he added: “You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it.”

No, obviously, Affleck could be talking about events years from now, but honestly we reckon there’s no way he’s not aware of the rumours of him leaving and he’s clearly fuelling the flames here and possibly preparing the fans for his standing down.

But why?

Well, clearly the response to Batman V Superman dented him, creating the whole Sadfleck debacle. Add to this the fact that Affleck is now 45 and probably isn’t interested in the gruelling training necessary to say in Batman-sized shape.

We honestly think that sooner of later we’re going to hear an announcement about the standalone Batman movie. It just mightn’t be the one we wanted.

Source: USA Today

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….