On Wednesday, Warner Bros. announced that Matt Reeves’ stand-alone Batman film will hit theaters in June 2021. Ben Affleck confirmed on January 30 that he won’t be playing the character of Caped Crusader in the next DCEU’s Batman film.
The 2021 version of Batman will focus on the story of a younger Bruce Wayne and hence, new casting is underway. Ben Affleck confirmed that he will not be featuring as Batman and also showed his excitement for the new version which will be releasing in summer 2021. Ben Affleck tweeted, “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life”, in response to a tweet that said the actor passed the torch to the new generation.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
Soon after Ben Affleck’s confirmation, his despaired fans took to Twitter to reply him with heartbroken messages. Check out the tweets of the fans:
You were the most comic book accurate Batman that has ever been brought to the screen. I’m so thankful that you told a redemptive story about Bruce Wayne in such a human way. Your portrayal reminds me that every fallen person (meaning, all of us) can be saved. pic.twitter.com/AlTFxRo5SA
— Rebecca Johnson (@derbykid) January 31, 2019
Please don’t leave us!! 😓😓😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/fgwhWXHRWs
— Nariman△⃒⃘ (@slytherinus) January 31, 2019
Thank you for everything you’ve done for this role. pic.twitter.com/odiAgpUdeY
— MisterBatfleck (@Mister_BatfIeck) January 31, 2019
You are still the greatest Bruce Wayne/Batman of all time. You gave us an unforgettable performance. Thank you forever, Ben. We love you. 🦇 pic.twitter.com/bohPvO3XCN
— Jesabel 🥀 (@JesabelRaay) January 31, 2019
It is yet to be seen who lands this coveted role in the DC Extended Universe as the new version of The Batman will cornerstone the story of a younger Bruce Wayne and hence, new casting is underway. The studio has also dated a rebooted “The Suicide Squad”, which James Gunn is in talks to direct, for Aug. 6, 2021