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Ben Affleck Might Not Be Returning as Batman After All, According to Brother Casey

Movies Ben Affleck Might Not Be Returning as Batman After All, According to Brother Casey By Meredith B. Kile 10:24 PM PDT, August 16, 2017 Photo: Getty Images Will Justice League be Ben Affleck’s last time donning the Batman suit? That may be the case, according to Affleck’s little brother, Casey, who seemed to spill the beans during an interview with WEEI’s Dale & Holley With Keefe radio show on Tuesday. “I thought he was an OK Batman,” the younger Affleck joked of his brother’s turn under the cape and cowl. “No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie [planned standalone The Batman], I don’t think. Sorry to say.” RELATED: Ben Affleck Will Not Direct 'The Batman' Standalone Film When pressed further, he seemed to backtrack, saying, "Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know.” Following the interview, a representative for Casey Affleck told BuzzFeed News “he was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge.” Rumors have been circulating about Affleck stepping away from his role as the DC Dark Knight in recent months, but the actor seemed to squash that talk at San Diego Comic-Con last month. "Let me be clear. I'm the luckiest guy. Batman is the coolest f**king part in any universe, DC, Marvel," Affleck told the crowd during the Justice League Hall H panel. "I am so thrilled to do it. I know there's this misconception that because I'm not directing it, that maybe I wasn't enthusiastic about it. It's f**king amazing! I still can't believe it after two films." "Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman,'" he continued. "Matt Reeves doing it, I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves, never mind be Batman. It's incredible! I'm really blown away and excited. It’s a great time in the DC universe… and you can see why I am so excited to play Batman." A representative for Ben Affleck told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that nothing has changed since Comic-Con, and that “he'll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.” EXCLUSIVE: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Spend Time Together as a Family Ahead of His 45th Birthday Affleck announced in January that he would not be directingThe Batman standalone as originally planned, however he insisted at the time that he was “still in this.” “I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world,” he said in a statement. Regardless of the fate of the franchise’s future, fans will next see Affleck suit up as the Caped Crusader in Justice League, which hits theaters Nov. 17. RELATED: Ben Affleck Says He's Staying on as Batman: 'Batman is the Coolest Part in Any Universe'EXCLUSIVE: Watch Ben Affleck Hilariously Explain Why He Was Perfect to Play an 'Older' Batman Ben Affleck Share Share on Facebook Tweet Share on Twitter Latest News ‘Laguna Beach’ Star Talan Torriero Welcomes First Child: ‘I Can’t Wait to Start This Journey’ (Exclusive) Charlie Puth Opens Up About Why He Won't Be a Judge On 'American Idol' (Exclusive) Get the Latest News Your E-Mail Address By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy What, no email?

Movies Ben Affleck Might Not Be Returning as Batman After All, According to Brother Casey By Meredith B. Kile

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Will Justice League be Ben Affleck’s last time donning the Batman suit? That may be the case, according to Affleck’s little brother, Casey, who seemed to spill the beans during an interview with WEEI’s Dale & Holley With Keefe radio show on Tuesday. “I thought he was an OK Batman,” the younger Affleck joked of his brother’s turn under the cape and cowl. “No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie [planned standalone The Batman], I don’t think. Sorry to say.”

RELATED: Ben Affleck Will Not Direct 'The Batman' Standalone Film When pressed further, he seemed to backtrack, saying, "Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know.”
Following the interview, a representative for Casey Affleck told BuzzFeed News “he was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge.” Rumors have been circulating about Affleck stepping away from his role as the DC Dark Knight in recent months, but the actor seemed to squash that talk at San Diego Comic-Con last month. "Let me be clear. I'm the luckiest guy. Batman is the coolest f**king part in any universe, DC, Marvel," Affleck told the crowd during the Justice League Hall H panel. "I am so thrilled to do it. I know there's this misconception that because I'm not directing it, that maybe I wasn't enthusiastic about it. It's f**king amazing! I still can't believe it after two films."

"Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman,'" he continued. "Matt Reeves doing it, I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves, never mind be Batman. It's incredible! I'm really blown away and excited. It’s a great time in the DC universe… and you can see why I am so excited to play Batman."
A representative for Ben Affleck told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that nothing has changed since Comic-Con, and that “he'll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.” EXCLUSIVE: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Spend Time Together as a Family Ahead of His 45th Birthday Affleck announced in January that he would not be directingThe Batman standalone as originally planned, however he insisted at the time that he was “still in this.” “I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world,” he said in a statement. Regardless of the fate of the franchise’s future, fans will next see Affleck suit up as the Caped Crusader in Justice League, which hits theaters Nov. 17. RELATED: Ben Affleck Says He's Staying on as Batman: 'Batman is the Coolest Part in Any Universe'

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Ben Affleck Hilariously Explain Why He Was Perfect to Play an 'Older' Batman

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