The greatest Batman (IMO) of our time is hanging up his cowl.
Deadline reveals that Ben Affleck is bowing out of the DCEU after playing as the Caped Crusader in ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Suicide Squad’, and ‘Justice League’.
The news comes after Warner Brothers’ decision to cast a younger version of Bruce Wayne in the Matt Reeves-directed Batman solo flick, ‘The Batman’, which is set to be released on 2021.
Affleck, who was once tagged as director for the flick before handing the reigns to Reeves in 2017, confirmed the news with a tweet.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
While Batfleck has its detractors (largely in part of its ignorance of the ‘No Kill Rule’), there are those who are still sad to see him go – including us.
You were the most comic book accurate Batman that has ever been brought to the screen. I'm so thankful that you told a redemptive story about Bruce Wayne in such a human way. Your portrayal reminds me that every fallen person (meaning, all of us) can be saved. pic.twitter.com/AlTFxRo5SA
— Rebecca Johnson (@derbykid) January 31, 2019
If this is your way of saying goodbye then I just want to say thank you for giving us such a beautiful performance in BVS. I had the privilege of meeting you and what I told you remains the same. You will always be my Batman. Your performance saved my life. I’m gonna miss u ?
— mandy #ThankYouBen #BatfleckForever (@xbatflecksx) January 31, 2019
We’ll miss you, Ben!
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