After months of speculation, Ben Affleck has addressed the long-standing rumors surrounding his role as Batman.

officially confirmed that he is no longer Batman. His reign as the Caped Crusader, while short, is now over.

Talking to Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Affleck said:

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter but just couldn’t come up with a version — I couldn’t crack it and so I thought it’s time for someone else to take a shot at it. They got some really good people so I’m excited.”

Affleck was set to star and direct his own solo film. In 2017, he stepped down as the director and was replaced by Matt Reeves (War For The Planet Of The Apes). Now the solo film will feature a much younger and presumably inexperienced Batman compared to Affleck’s who had been Batman for 20 years.

You can watch watch Affleck’s interview with Kimmel below.

The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

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