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– by Seth McDonald

As DC’s team of superheroes prepares to reign justice down upon theaters, word came a few days ago that Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DC extended universe was uncertain. Affleck recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Liveand spoke about what made him decide to take on the role of Gotham’s hero in the first place:

“Literally the reason I took this movie, imagining that like, you know, wearing that costume. I have a little boy and having my son see me, you know, everybody wants their kid to thing of them as a superhero.”

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I remember the outrage when Affleck was first cast as Batman, many fans were anything but pleased. However, for me, I learned my lesson on casting choices way back in 2008, when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in The Dark Knight. I never really passed judgement on the decision until after I watched Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and I thought Affleck did a fine job as both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Affleck has now portrayed the Caped Crusader in three movies, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and of course, Justice League. I hope he decides to stay on as Batman, the DC universe is already unstable and a change in actor isn’t something it needs.

Do you want Ben Affleck to stay on as Batman, or are you ready to see someone new? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

  • secretAGENTman

    There (debatable) mistake was in making Batman too aged up. Even Jim Lee era ‘Hush’ or ‘Death in the Family’ Batman is hitting an age ceiling. Jason Todd (and perhaps even Tim or ugh, Damian) is too old.

    • DAH

      I kinda liked that he was getting old and grumpy…..and that we joined him in a later part of his career and in a world were his ‘villians’ were all already established…sick to death of ‘origin’ storys….

      • secretAGENTman

        Fair enough, to each their own. I ain’t going to fault anyone else for a difference of opinion. Especially, if it’s one that they like, strongly.👍🏻

        • DAH

          No im not faulting you either my friend..thats why I said ” ‘I’ kinda like…” and to be honest Ive always prayed for an ‘Arkham Asylum’ type movie…with all the villians there..how cool would that be?, as Batman arguably has the best and most well known villians….we already know there storys anyway……, However Isnt Matt Reeves wanting to do ‘Under The Hood’??..im sure ive read that somewhere…

  • axebox

    Affleck’s a great Batman. He could be written way better, though.

    • DAH

      he is axe, he is…hes one of the few things I adore about the DCEU…when he goes…ill be leaving it behind also….

  • Psychotic Bitch With a Knife

    awww that was cute

  • FeixPunk

    With all the rumors about him staying or not and the rumors of contracts, I’ll believe it when I see it, on either side.