Ben Affleck finally achieves lifelong dream of not having to play Batman anymore
'The Batman' Will Feature a "Rogues Gallery" of VillainsFinally, after years of rumors, denials, and additional rumors that seemed to corroborate the initial rumors, it looks like Ben Affleck is hanging up Batman’s cape and cowl. We don’t know if the supervillain Bane escaped from a prison in Santa Prisca and broke his back, or if the loss of one of his Robins forced Affleck to give up his crimefighting career, but we do know that he’s been not-so-secretly hoping for this to happen for a long time. Either way, Deadline says that Matt Reeves’ The Batman—which we just heard is coming in 2021—will feature a younger Bruce Wayne who is not Affleck.
Reeves' pic will depart from previous big-screen iterations of Batman by zeroing in on the notion that he's the world's greatest detective.
"It's very much a point-of-view-driven, noir Batman tale," he says. "It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films."