RUMOR ALERT: Ben Affleck Is Renegotiating To Continue As Batman, But The Reason Why Sounds Crazy!

RUMOR ALERT: Ben Affleck Is Renegotiating To Continue As Batman, But The Reason Why Sounds Crazy!
07 Jun

 Ben Affleck

Quite a few RUMORS are leaking that may– or may NOT– give an understanding to just what the state of the DC Extended Universe will be like moving forward.  It’s no secret that Warner Brothers has spent hundreds of millions on these movies in hopes of crafting a must-see shared universe of comic book flicks, akin to Marvel’s, but so far things have largely not panned out.

Many were repulsed by the announcement that Ben Affleck had been cast to play Batman/Bruce Wayne, but once the films arrived, most agreed that he was fine in the role, but that the movies as a whole just weren’t very good.  Affleck had been quite enthusiastic when he first signed on, tweaking the ‘Batman V Superman’ script while filming and slated to direct his own solo movie, ‘The Batman’.  Red flags went up, however, when it was announced that he was no longer directing but still starring.  Then came word that his replacement, Matt Reeves didn’t want Affleck in the lead role and had Jake Gyllenhaal in mind.

But a couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that Gyllenhaal was instead joining the Marvel Universe as Mysterio in the followup to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.  This may come as great news to Affleck, as it makes it more likely that he will be kept in the role as Batman.  Despite some indications that he wanted to leave, it appears he has changed his mind and is said to be in negotiations to extend his stay in Gotham City.  But the reason why sounds ludicrous!

Oh, Batman?  Really?

Once again, this is a RUMOR but supposedly, Affleck is having “money issues.”  Not to drag him, but he is known for having a huge gambling problem and has even gone to rehab to treat this addiction.  Now, there is no proof that he has slid back into that habit, but the fact that this has been an issue for him makes the idea of him having a financial problem a little more believable.  Add that to the fact that he just got divorced from Jennifer Garner and that also adds credibility to this rumor.

But this is just gossip at this point and no statements have been made indicating any fiscal problems.  And there has very little news about ‘The Batman’, but that is likely because things behind-the-scenes at Warner Brothers are in a state of transition.  IF there is anything big to announce, it should come at San Diego Comic-Con.

Do you want to see Affleck carry on as Batman?  Or had you accepted the likelihood that he would be replaced going forward?

Source: Comic Book Movie

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.



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