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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For some reason or another, these rumors regarding Ben Affleck wanting to depart from the DC Extended Universe will not stop. After over a year of what seems like a very public falling out between Affleck and the DC Extended Universe, we have another new potential development for fans to chew on.

Now, there’s a rumor that The Batman director Matt Reeves has an actor in mind to take his place should Affleck decide to pull out altogether. YouTuber John Campea recently went on his own show to throw out another rumor regarding a potential recast for the character.

“I’m hesitant to say anything, but I talked to a Hollywood producer yesterday who told me who Matt Reeves wants as Batman. And, I’ll be honest with you, the name they gave me caught me a little bit by surprise. I called somebody else later in the day, saying, ‘Hey, I heard this, is there any validity to this?’ And they said, ‘Well, Matt does want him. But, that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. There’s been no movement or anything like that. It doesn’t mean anything’s going to happen.’”

Again, as Campea stated, this doesn’t mean this WILL happen, but it does mean that — assuming this is true — Reeves has a “contingency plan,” if you will, in case Affleck decides he no longer wants to don the cape and cowl.

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Ben Affleck has never made much of an effort to hide his exhaustion with the DCEU. Most recently, he expressed his desire to segue out of the franchise in a “cool” way, but with Justice League still not getting the positive reaction everyone had hoped for, we wouldn’t be surprised if he stepped down sooner rather than later.

What do you think of this rumor? Do you think Affleck will be stepping down as Batman? Who would you like to see take on the role of the Caped Crusader after him if it does happen? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: John Campea

  • TheOct8pus

    It’s Casey Affleck….the poor man’s Ben…or is that Matt Damon?

    • Jeedai Infidel

      Nah, you had it right the first time. Damon is the poor man’s Brad Pitt.

    • Smerdyakov

      Ben is the poor man’s Casey.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I heard he wants Jaden Smith.

    • agooseontheloose

      FUCK NO!

  • Kronx

    He wants Simon Pegg to play Alfred’s nephew who finds the Batman ring and becomes the new Batman.

  • Jeedai Infidel

    The way that the DC Universe is being handled, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Kevin Spacey.

  • Smerdyakov

    Kevin Spacey’s not doing anything.

  • Lenin1959

    Samuel L. Jackson – he can’t say NO to any role offered!

    • AmiRami

      Too many Mother F’ing snakes on this Mother F’ing BatWing!

      • Lenin1959

        He would definitely irritate the Joker with some Kahuna Burger stories.

  • AmiRami

    I never thought Affleck was right for this role. Don’t get me wrong, he did great in the role, but the dude is just WAY to busy to be the DCEU’s RDJ. And his work and personal life were starting to suffer from it.

  • DAH

    I hope Affleck stays…hes a great Batman…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.