Ben Affleck won’t return for The Batman as summer 2021 film focuses on ‘younger Bruce Wayne’.
Ben Affleck won’t star in the next Batman film as the franchise follows a younger Caped Crusader.
After two turns in the Batsuit, Ben will reportedly not return to play Bruce Wayne in the next installment, The Batman, which is officially slated for release in summer 2021.
The 46-year-old actor announced the news that he was simultaneously handing the directorial reigns over to filmmaker Matt Reeves for a new vision on Wednesday night.
He tweeted a report by Deadline announcing he would not reprise the role in two years, saying: ‘Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.’
The official release date of the standalone film is June 25, 2021, ET Online confirms.