Ben Affleck 'wants to drop out of new Batman movie'

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Following Marvel's lead, Warner Bros kick-started its DC Cinematic Universe in 2013 with Man of Steel.

It can be recalled that after the release of "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" a year ago, there were a hundred memes mocking Ben Affleck's misery over the negative reviews of the movie.

Directed by Zack Snyder, "Justice League" stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amber Heard, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Amy Adams, Connie Nielson, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg.

So it's understandable that fans were disappointed when Affleck stepped down as director to focus exclusively on the acting aspect of the film.

And the plot continues to thicken. Now, according to John Campea of Collider Movie Talk, he would like to be rid of the cowl entirely. What has come out of the conversation with all three was this. At least it is if you're choosing to listen to the rumours regarding Ben Affleck's continued tenure as the man now beneath Batman's cowl.

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It looks like the internet is going to get its wish: Ben Affleck reportedly doesn't want anything to do with Batman anymore. However, amidst all these rumors and memes regarding Ben Affleck's portrayal as Batman in the film, reports have claimed that the actor has already retired from reprising his role in future films.

The latest rumor about Affleck and The Batman comes to us from our friends over at Collider via their Collider Heroes show. Warner Bros. failed to resign a free agent and that is on them.

Justice League with be released in United Kingdom cinemas on November 17, 2017. BvS and Suicide Squad were critically panned, while forthcoming features have dealt with bad press long before hitting screens.

Last August (16) Patty Jenkins, the director of forthcoming female fronted installment Wonder Woman, was forced to deny claims made in an open letter, allegedly written by a former Warner Bros employee, that her film was "a mess".

He added that the actor is in talks with Warner Bros to quit, but if a deal can not be made The Batman will be his final time in the role. Marvel recast both the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and War Machine (Don Cheadle), so finding a replacement for Batfleck shouldn't be too hard (Hey, Christian Bale, does the suit still fit?).

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