THE BATMAN Won’t Star Ben Affleck

A new caped crusader is coming!

From Mashable:

Ben Affleck is handing over his cape to a new Batman.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. will release The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, on June 24, 2021. But Affleck won’t star as the Caped Crusader.

Affleck, who has played the Dark Knight in DC Extended Universe films Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League, will reportedly step down from the role, as the new film will center on a younger Bruce Wayne.

Affleck tweeted the news himself, saying, “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.”

Warner Bros. announced that War for the Planet of the Apes director Reeves was set to direct The Batman in February 2017. Affleck himself was originally slated to direct.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said in a Warner Bros. press release at the time. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”

Exactly who will take on one of the most coveted comic book movie roles remains to be seen. The search is on.

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