Ben Affleck to Follow Henry Cavill’s Footstep and Retire From DCU’s Batman Role Following ‘The Flash’: What Happens to Batfleck After Cameo in Ezra Miller’s Movie?

Ben Affleck to Follow Henry Cavill's Footstep and Retire From DCU's Batman Role Following 'The Flash': What Happens to Batfleck After Cameo in Ezra Miller's Movie?
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It’s a new dawn of DCEU. The newly appointed DC co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran have been trying to make a change in the scenario. Earlier, the studio announced that they are looking for a fresh Superman and several actors even auditioned to play the Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Source. Warner Bros.

The caped crusader Ben Affleck is sharing the same fate as his co-star Cavill. As per reports, the Batman actor was set to appear in Aquaman 2, however, DC cut his one final return as the Dark Knight in the film stating that he is no longer necessary to the plot of the film.

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Ben Affleck is Retiring From DC

Ben Affleck Batman The Flash
Ben Affleck as Batman. Source: Warner Bros.

Ben Affleck’s tenure as Gotham’s Dark Knight is coming to an end. He had his final run in the new DC movie, The Flash, but what after this? DC will look for a new Batman to change the very look of the universe. 

Appearing at the premiere of The Flash in Los Angeles, Affleck candidly opened up about his end of DC days.

“The tone is a difficult thing with these movies, trying to figure out how serious, how dark, how funny, how engaging it is. And people that have done it really well have struck a balance with that tone, and I feel like Andy really did that with this movie. And it was a lot of fun. I really had a great time and it was over too soon.”

Affleck had a long run at DC playing Batman in Gotham City for a while now but as the studios looking for new faces, his days playing the iconic character is coming to an end. The actor has appeared in several DC movies including multiple cameos. As of now, there is no report of the studio finalizing or auditioning for the role. Recently,  Robert Pattinson played Bruce Wayne in Matt ReevesThe Batman but that was not the mainstream DCEU movie, but the studio might consider a younger face like Pattison for the role.


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Ben Affleck Reflecting on His Last Cameo as Batman

Ben Affleck as Batman
Ben Affleck as Batman. Source: Warner Bros.

Of course, it would be a heavy moment for any actor to leave behind an iconic character in a mainstream franchise. Affleck had fun playing the character, he revealed. “You know, I think this was the most fun I had playing this part. It wasn’t a lot of work,” Affleck said.

“It was really a cameo. And I didn’t expect or anticipate to do this, but I love Andy [Muschietti], and I really was excited, and I had such a great experience with Ezra [Miller]. I really was thrilled to come back and do it and… I don’t want to give it away, but I loved the little idea that I got to do.” 

Further, the actor added that he finally figured out the iconic character. “And I felt like I finally sort of figured out what I really looked into about this part,” he said. “And I really enjoyed it, had a wonderful time, and I love the movie, and it’s really fun, and it has a really good spirit of balance,” Affleck added.


“I finally figured out how to play the guy… I was like, ‘Hold on, am I– Is that– I quit, I know I quit, and I know came back, but I got it now.’ It’s like, you know when you do the audition, and you’re on your way home, you’re like, ’Ooh.’”

Now, the studio is dedicated to The Flash movie, hopefully, the co-CEOs will announce updates on the new Batman.

The Flash is set to release in theatres on 16 June 2023.

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Source: The Direct.


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