DC Extended Universe star Ben Affleck may no longer be playing the Dark Knight in Matt Reeve's The Batman, but it looks like the actor is doing his best to keep his superhero shape.
According to Radar Online, Affleck has recently been hitting the gym to work on an "extreme power-lifting regime" so that he can get into superhero shape. The publication further claims that an "insider" familiar with the gym says that Affleck has actually been working on the program without the help of a trainer. The actor's been working so hard on the regime that he comes close to the point of collapse.
"He's developed an extreme power-lifting regime that he does on his own, without a trainer, to pack on more muscle than he had while making his superhero movies," the source said. "He's obsessed and working out to the point of collapse."
Apparently, Affleck has been working out day and night, showing up at the gym in a hoodie and sunglasses. Though fans would like to think that Affleck is preparing himself for a new movie role, Radar Online's source notes that it doesn't really seem that the actor is working out for a new Hollywood project.
"Ben shows up to the gym [in L.A.'s Brentwood area] at all hours of the day and night, in a hoodie and sunglasses, and works himself to the point of exhaustion," the source declares, "He's looking like a linebacker these days and it's not for a particular role either."
While we would really like to hope that Affleck is working out to prepare for a DCEU return, we're a bit unsure about the odds seeing how the actor is working without the help of a trainer. Hollywood stars usually get trainers to assist them with their programs, especially if they're working on new projects.
We're hoping that we're wrong though and that Affleck really is preparing for a new movie.
DC's next film, the Joker, is set for release on October 10, 2019.