Justice League Star Ben Affleck has confirmed his appearance in The Lightning will mark his final appearance as Batman of DC, and that it includes his favorite scenes in which the character is played.
During an interview with the Herald Sun, 49-year-old Batman announced that he will no longer play the iconic superhero role.
After a “very, very, very tough experience” filming Justice League with Joss Whedon, Affleck admits the pressure of the role led to a relapse in drinking, which then led to his pulling out of his planned Batman solo film . However, he also said that he would do repetitions for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and shooting scenes for The Flash “really completed my experience with this character.”
Ben Affleck has long been expected as Batman in The Flash – the upcoming DC superhero film is expected Adapt the Flashpoint comic book Series. It seems this last gig was a lot of fun:
“I never said that – it’s in the press right now – but maybe my favorite scenes about Batman and the take on Batman I did were in the Flash movie,” he said. “I hope you keep the integrity of our work because I found it great and really interesting – different, but not in a way that is inconsistent with the character.”
With production still running, Affleck is of course not sure whether his favorite scenes will make up the final film or what form they will be in. Nevertheless, he is more than satisfied with his contribution.
“Who knows?” he added. “Maybe they’ll decide it doesn’t work, but when I did it was really fun and really very satisfying and encouraging and I thought, ‘Wow – I think I finally figured it out’.”
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