Ben Affleck Denies Reports He's Leaving Batman

Ben Affleck as Batman.       Warner Bros

"Batman is the coolest fucking part in any universe".

The move came a day after The Hollywood Reporter reported that the studio was exploring options to potentially set the stage for a Batman recasting.

Affleck also added that there were "misconceptions" amongst fans that he didn't appreciate "The Batman" because he wasn't the one directing it.

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The next time Batman will don his iconic cowl is in Justice League, due out November 17.

"'We want you to be the Batman' they told me and I believe them", he said.

What's more, Affleck made clear he was happy to star in Matt Reeves planned trilogy of Batman movies.

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Well, appearing at Warner Bros.' DC panel today, Ben Affleck has seemingly dismissed the speculation about his future as the Dark Knight, stating that he would be an ape in the background of a Matt Reeves movie, and: "Let me be clear. I'm so thrilled to do it". Its fucking incredible. I still can't believe it.

It's been reported as such for some time now, but Warner Bros. and DC Films have finally confirmed that the title of the next solo Batman film will be The Batman.

In fact, Affleck pointed out that he spoke to Warner Bros. heads Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich about the role. "I$3 would be a fucking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves". Reeves has dropped a script by Affleck and Geoff Johns, and Affleck once was attached to direct himself. If I were especially cynical, I might even suspect that this is a bit of damage control to ensure the upcoming Justice League isn't overshadowed by behind-the-scenes drama.

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The film, titled The Batman, doesn't have a release date yet, but Reeves is already seeing the big picture.

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