Ben Affleck Reportedly Does Not Want to Be Batman Anymore Because Obviously

Just when you believed everything was seminal, the DC's Extended Universe franchise's leading star Ben Affleck open that he will be getting into that suit as the director of solo "Batman" film.

The acclaimed filmmaker has always featured prominently on the list of potential replacements for Ben - who will still have a big say in the direction of the movie - but other candidates were still being considered until recently. But there is a rumor, and I emphasize the word rumor, that Ben Affleck doesn't want to be Batman anymore.

The host of Collider Movie Talk - which I've never heard of but is apparently a thing - John Campea said that we should "make no mistake, [Ben Affleck ] does want out". As for Affleck's portrayal as Batman, he'll next appear as the Caped Crusader in "Justice League" due out on November 17, 2017. Reeves is a hot genre director who could provide some much-needed new perspective for a budding cinematic universe, but now more bad news could be on the horizon. While "creative differences" could mean anything, there seems to be something dysfunctional at the heart of Warner Bros. flailing efforts to recover after the money-making but reputation-damaging Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. That news came after frequent rumors of script trouble and, more importantly, after Affleck himself stepped down as director to focus on starring in and co-writing the flick.

Armie Hammer was actually up to play Batman in the 2008 defunct George Miller Justice League Mortal movie. Reeves is best known for Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so his take will probably be appropriately dark.

"Live by Night" was Affleck's first directorial flop but Warner his home, and it's a lot easier to ask for a budget for an indie film when you're bringing in Bruce Wayne dollars. Maybe Affleck's the only one who wants to hop off the proverbial sinking ship before he gets in too deep? "It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require". I'm going to prelude my editorial by saying that I'm a huge Batfleck fan.