Could Batfleck Drop From Solo Flight?
Lets face it, it’s been a rocky road for the DC universe. None of the three DCU films have been very popular, and with huge media back lash and critiques, it can sometimes play on the stars of the film. Ben Affleck had huge negative feedback just as soon as he was announced as the capped wonder, and with Batman Vs Superman flopping like a wet fish, it’s easy to see how much pressure is on Ben to pull the rug from under us.
“Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.”
With the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League film and a planned Solo Batman film, DC was hoping to heal the wounds that the previous films have made, however that may not go as smoothly as they want.
According to news from variety, Ben Affleck, has dropped from the director’s chair and remain on as a producer and star of the project. But the alarm bells are sounding, and the rumors are circulating. You see, just weeks ago, Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, where he adamantly insisted that he WOULD be directing the film, just as he is saying that he WILL star yesterday.
In a statement Affleck said
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions, Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
It is entirely possible that Affleck could exit the project and stay on only as a producer/writer, but at this point he is adamant that he will reprise his role. If he did drop, the DCU would need to quickly find a replacement.
In the meantime Affleck will appear as the Caped Crusader in “Justice League,” which opens November 17.