Casey Affleck says Ben won’t return for The Batman

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Casey Affleck said he doesn’t think his brother Ben will return for another Batman film after Justice League.

In a video interview with WEEI sports radio on Tuesday, Ben Affleck’s younger brother addressed rumours surrounding DC Extended Universe’s troubled project The Batman.

Asked about his take on his brother’s performance, he said: “I thought he was an okay Batman”.

“No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there,” he added.

“But he’s not gonna do that movie, I don’t think. That’s all I have to say.”

The film would mark Ben Affleck’s third turn as the caped crusader, after starring in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the upcoming Justice League.

But the film, which was originally meant to be directed by Ben, has faced a few step backs since it started production under director Matt Reeves.

Rumours were reported of Ben’s personal life colluding with the film’s schedule and producers planning to “gracefully usher” him from the role.

These added to the fact that DC also decided to scrap the script Ben had written for the film.

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Affleck will last appear in Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s upcoming Justice League

In July, Ben clarified the rumours saying he is “the luckiest guy in the world” for getting to play the Bat.

“Batman is the coolest f****** part in any universe. I am so thrilled to do it.”

On Tuesday, before Casey’s interview, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Ben where the actor talks about the Justice League, and promises “a more traditional Batman”.

“He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way,” he said.

“Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

Justice League opens in the UK on 17 November.



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