Ben Affleck left Batman role for his own health according to new interview

It Last year, it was announced that Ben Affleck would be hanging up the Cape and Cowl, but there is more to this story than what was announced; in an interview with the New York Times, Ben explained his reasons for leaving the project, which he was going to star and direct in. Mr. Affleck was going through a difficult time with his divorce with Jennifer Garner and struggling with his alcoholism and then came to a head when the trouble began shooting and promoting the 2017 film, Justice League.

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“I showed somebody the Batman script, They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went through again.'”

Ben Affleck

If you recall in August 2013, Filmmaker Zack Snyder cast Ben Affleck for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for his film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which he already had a brief stint as the Dark Knight in 2016’s Suicide Squad but he also had plans of writing and starring in The Batman. But, unfortunately, Justice League opened to muted results in 2017 and the cracks began to show as the future of portraying the Dark Knight started to become very dim.

Jumping back to February 2017, Matt Reeves announced that he would be taking on the role as the new Director of The Batman film, also six months later he dropped Affleck’s Script.


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