Ben Affleck Talks Leaving ‘Batman’ Role

Ben Affleck Talks Leaving 'Batman' Role

Ben Affleck has officially hung up his cape and cowl.

While promoting his new movie Triple Frontier, actor Ben Affleck explained to Jimmy Kimmel why he chose to walk away from the role of the Dark Knight:

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version – I couldn’t crack it. And so it was time to let someone take a shot at it. They’ve got some really good people.”

Affleck originally developed a stand-alone Batman movie with writer Chris Terrio (Argo, Star Wars: Episode IX) before handing the reigns over to Matt Reeves (War for the Planet Of The Apes).

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Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons. Check out the synopsis below:

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League is now available on Digital or Blu-ray!

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