Good news for Batfleck Fans!
Ben Affleck’s future in the DC Universe has been a topic of much speculation and rumor. Fans have been calling for the actor/filmmaker to return as Batman, but with the recent news that he is in talks to direct a movie for DC Studios, it appears that his role in the DCU may take on a different form. This would be an interesting move for DC Studios to make, as Affleck is an Oscar-winning director.
Jason Momoa, the star of the upcoming Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom movie, had previously revealed that Affleck would be returning as Bruce Wayne in the film. However, this may change due to James Gunn’s new plans for the DCU. Gunn confirmed that Affleck wants to be a part of the “architecture team trying to bring things together” and that he wants to direct one of the projects.
Here’s what James Gunn had to say about Ben Affleck possibly directing a movie for DC Studios in the future (via SlashFilm): “We’re working with Ben Affleck, who really wants to be a part of our architecture team trying to bring things together. And he really wants to direct one of our projects and we’re looking forward to him doing that.”
Gunn and Safran have revealed a new feature film called The Brave and the Bold, which will be a Batman-led project that will see the vigilante team up with his biological child, Damian Wayne. The characters in the film will be unique to the DCU, completely separate from Matt Reeves’ The Batman franchise and negating any previous casting. This means that the likes of Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton won’t be part of the DCU moving forward.
While Gunn and Safran did not announce who will be playing Batman in this new DCU movie, it sounds as though Affleck could have a hand in creating the new DCU. He could potentially direct the movie, which would be an exciting opportunity for the actor/filmmaker. It is unclear which DC movie Affleck could direct, but it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table and how he contributes to the DCU.
Gunn also confirmed that Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will not be returning. It is a disappointment for fans who have been hoping to see the two actors return to their roles as Superman and Batman. However, the possibility of Affleck directing a DC movie has provided a new direction for his involvement in the DCU. Fans are eager to see what he will bring to the table as a director and what kind of impact he will have on the franchise.
While it is sad that Ben Affleck will not be returning as Batman, the news that he is in talks to direct a movie for DC Studios is a positive development. Affleck’s Oscar-winning directing skills make him a valuable addition to the DCU, and fans are eager to see what he will bring to the franchise. The Brave and the Bold movie, which he could potentially direct, will be a new chapter in the DCU and will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for Affleck to leave his mark on the franchise.
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