Ben Affleck Spills Details About His Role in The Flash

Following his confirmation that he won’t be directing any projects for James Gunn’s DC Universe, fans are even more excited now to witness (maybe for the last time) Ben Affleck as Batman in his upcoming cameo in the movie The Flash. Despite playing the Caped Crusader a couple of times now, the Oscar-winning actor revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that it was only until he participated in The Flash that he was able to figure out how to get into the character.

“The Justice League experience, the fact that those stories became somewhat repetitive to me and less interesting. Yeah, I did finally figure out how to play that character [Batman], and I nailed it in The Flash. For the five minutes I’m there, it’s great. A lot of it's just tone. You’ve got to figure out, what’s your version of the person Who is the guy that fits what you can do? I tried to fit myself into a Batman. And by the way, I like a lot of the stuff we did, especially the first one [Batman v Superman].” said Affleck.

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Andy Muschietti's The Flash will not feature Affleck as Batman, but Michael Keaton will also return as the same character after more than 30 years. With the two Defenders of Gotham sharing the screen, it will be intriguing to observe which iteration of the character audiences prefer. Keaton’s portrayal has stood the test of time, while Affleck has been considered one of the best depicted on screen given his two strong performances in Batman v Superman and Zack Snyder's Justice League. Viewers are expected to have a hard time choosing which Dark Knight will do better.

The new trailer for The Flash unveiled some glimpses of Affleck's Batman, who will be dressed in the classic blue and gray suit. Despite the rumors that his cameo was cut, the actor is also slated to appear in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. But given his recent statement that he won't be directing anything for Gunn, it might have a domino effect on his future appearances. After all, the co-CEO has already proven he can drop anyone from his DC slate.

The Flash will have its world premiere at CinemaCon on April 25, 2023, before hitting theaters on June 16, 2023.

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