Ben Affleck is still Batman. The United States actor shot down rumours that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.
Speaking to a crowd at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck unequivocally assured the crowd that he is still starring in The Batman.
On Friday, the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter published a report that Warner Bros was working on plans to “usher out Affleck’s Batman gracefully” and suggested that it might happen before The
The report threatened to overshadow Warner Bros’ flashy Hall H presentation on Saturday, which was focused on hyping the studio’s big superhero mash-up film Justice League, which hits theatres in November.
“Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in any
universe, DC or Marvel,” Affleck said.
He wanted to knock down the idea that he was not committed to the character, even though he will not be directing.
Affleck praised director Matt Reeves’ vision and said he would “be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves.” Reeves recently directed War for the Planet of the Apes.