Ben Affleck Shuts Down Rumors That He's Leaving Batman

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Affleck responded to those rumors today at SDCC's Warner Bros.

Rumors that Affleck wants out of the Batman role have been persistent in recent months, and they were further fueled when the actor stepped out of the director's chair earlier this year. Matt Reeves is doing it and I'd be a fucking ape in the background for Matt Reeves, nevermind being Batman, it's incredible. I'm excited to be Batman. Batman is the coolest part in any universe, Marvel DC, anything-I'm so thrilled to do it. War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves was hired as Affleck's replacement.

"Ben is our Batman".

Heck, maybe Affleck is being honest and Reeves is an exciting enough director to keep him in the cowl. While it sounds like Affleck will move forward with starring in The Batman, it's unclear if we're going to see him after the Flashpoint film. There is no release date yet for The Batman. "And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn't; it's one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you've got from A to Z is not something that existed".

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It appeared as if Ben Affleck's days as Batman were numbered, but the actor/director set those rumours to rest during a Saturday appearance at Comic-Con, refuting reports he would be exiting the DC film franchise.

Still, it looks like Affleck is 100% in for The Batman!

The actor's performance as Batman has received mixed reviews, especially after the flop of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which received a low 27 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Neither Snyder nor Whedon were at Comic-Con, although Snyder tweeted Friday that he was sending his best to the "Justice League" team.

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