After officially leaving the title role in The Batman in early 2019, Ben Affleck finally opened up about leaving the hero Batman.
In an interview with The New York Times, Affleck described how his alcohol problems, his divorce from Jennifer Garner and the negative response to Justice League led him to abandon the role of Bruce Wayne it's the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
“I showed someone Batman's script. They said, 'I think the script is good. I also think that you will drink to death if you go through what you just repeated. ”
Affleck appeared as the dark Knight in Batman v Supermanin the long Justice League, and also participated in the Suicide squad. Rumors about his departure from the role ran on the Internet in 2017 and 2018, until they were confirmed in January 2019.
Before his departure, Affleck was to direct, write and star in a solo Batman movie for the DCEU. Matt Reeves ended up assuming the roles of director and screenwriter, while the role of the crusader went to Robert Pattinson.
Directed and co-written by Reeves, The Batman is starring Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard.
The film arrives on June 25, 2021.