He added that the actor is in talks with Warner Bros to quit, but if a deal can not be made The Batman will be his final time in the role. Batman movies, to an extent mirroring Batman comic books post-The Dark Knight Returns, were self-serious stories that were meant to be taken seriously by people who cared about serious subjects.
There is enough evidence to suggest that Affleck will be the Batman for the foreseeable future. Over the past four days, I've talked to three separate people, who are connected in some way, to what is going on over at Warner Bros. They're telling me that, Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out. Nevertheless, it is still safe to say that it might still just be rumors. So we'll repeat his warning here about not taking this report too seriously.
It's better to have played Batman and have lost than to have never played Batman at all, though.
Officially, Affleck's explanation is that he decided not to direct because he didn't think he could do that and star.
"Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give".
By the end of the month, the DC actor had already stepped down as the director of the movie, although he was still scheduled to star in it. "It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require", he had said in a statement.More news: Hundreds of whales in second New Zealand stranding able to swim free
Unofficially, anyone looking for signs of Affleck's Bat-fatigue shouldn't have any trouble finding them.
The same letter also slammed Zack Snyder, the filmmaker overseeing the DCEU, for "not delivering" and criticised the decision to hand him the reins on Justice League, which is due out in November (17).
But it is concerning that we've been hearing such negative things about this movie.
On a recent episode of Collider Movie Talk, host John Campea made the heartbreaking revelation about Affleck wanting to get out of the Batman role, which he debuted in 2016 (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice).
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.