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WATCH: Ben Affleck confirms that he is no-longer Batman UPDATED: Zack Snyder says goodbye to Affleck

February 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ugh.

Well, it looks like we just have to roll over and accept that Ben Affleck, the best version of Batman yet on film (come at me) is hanging up his cape.

On the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night, the actor was asked if he had stepped down from the up coming Matt Reeves Batman movie:

“Yeah, I am. I have decided – I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn’t come up with a version,” Affleck told Kimmel.

“Couldn’t crack it. So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it and they got some really good people.”

Kimmel then surprised Affleck with a retirement ceremony, revealing they were going to hang his costume up in the rafters.

After some shenanigans (watch the whole thing below), Kimmel asked Affeck if he had a statement he wanted to say to the fans and the actor looked at the camera and said: “I’m not Batman.”

So there we go.

Affleck’s last time in the cape will forever be Justice League.

Forgive me for saying… but that REALLY sucks.

UPDATED:

Man of Steel and Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder has said goodbye to Affleck too:

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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….