Ben Affleck Officially Stepping Down as Batman After The Flash

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Ben Affleck broke the hearts of many three years ago when he officially announced his Batman "retirement" after portraying the character in just three films. A year following the confirmation, he would have a change of heart and his involvement in Zack Snyder's Justice League and the upcoming standalone The Flash film gave fans renewed hope about his future as the DC Extended Universe's caped crusader.

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However, it looks like Affleck's exit from the franchise is actually set in stone this time around and according to the 49-year-old actor, his appearance in The Flash will mark his final outing as the Dark Knight. Speaking with The Herald Sun, the former Daredevil star revealed that the Ezra Miller-led project is indeed his last Batman gig.

Affleck also went on to make a resounding endorsement about the film, saying that it may very well be the most fun he's had playing the iconic DC superhero. He shared: "I have never said this – this is hot off the presses – but maybe my favorite scenes in terms of Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I have done, were in the Flash movie. I hope they maintain the integrity of what we did because I thought it was great and really interesting – different, but not in a way that is incongruent with the character."

Despite Affleck's apparent enjoyment, he also added that he's not quite sure if all of the scenes he filmed will make it to The Flash's final cut. "Maybe they will decide that it doesn’t work, but when I went and did it, it was really fun and really, really satisfying and encouraging and I thought, ‘Wow – I think I have finally figured it out.'"

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I've always liked Affleck's take on the character but it's quite evident that his tenure as Batman took a massive toll on him. We honestly couldn't blame him if he wants to give it a rest. And with the rumors of the DCEU getting a shocking revamp after the film, all hope of Batfleck ever returning may be up in smoke so I guess it's time for us to also let it go.

The Flash hits cinemas in November.

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