Don't Worry, Ben Affleck Will 'Continue to Be Batman'

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Casey Affleck talked about his brother's performance as Batman and then revealed that he didn't think his brother was going to do the standalone movie.

As for why Casey would have said that about his brother Ben Affleck and his Batman franchise, a representative of the younger Affleck said "he was having fun with folks" but did not have any "firsthand knowledge" of the situation, despite saying in the past the brothers spoke frequently about their current film projects. "He's a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there". It does seem to suggest rather adamantly that Ben Affleck has no intentions of carrying on as Gotham's Dark Knight: not even enough to meet his current obligations to the studio. "Because I was just kind of making that up, I don't know", but many thought he was just backpedaling.

Initially, some wrote it off as "fake news" that's part of a "DC Extended Universe smear campaign", but when actual video of said conversation surfaced, everyone was forced to put it under the microscope.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new promo photo for Justice League, which features another group shot of the team.

Speculation has dogged plans for The Batman nearly since they were announced.

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Ben Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League, opening November 17, alongside Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. I'm the luckiest guy. "I am so thrilled to do it". However, Ben had said he would not be exiting the role while visiting Comic Con to promote "Justice League".

Furthermore, the actor described what Batman would be like in the highly-anticipated film, comparing the character with his previous version.

That will be followed by an as yet untitled Justice League sequel, planned most likely for 2018 or 2019.

Warner Bros has not commented on the reports.