Casey Affleck Doesn't Think Ben Affleck Will Do 'The Batman' Movie
The Batfleck rumors may be true. Casey Affleck told Boston sports radio station WEEI that he doesn't think his older brother Ben Affleck will star in "The Batman" standalone film, following "Justice League."
Here's that part of the conversation (watch the video below):
Host Rich Keefe: "There's a rumor. I'm sure you don't like being asked about your brother, but there is a rumor that he is not going to be in the standalone Batman movie. I thought he was a tremendous Batman. I don't know if you have any insight on that?"
Casey Affleck: "Um. [Sighs.] I thought he was an OK Batman. [Everyone laughs] No, he was great. He was great. He was a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he's not gonna do that movie, I don't think. ... Is that breaking news? I was just kinda making that up."
Well, it's news now! Keefe said he heard it first from Casey Affleck and he's going to tweet that out.
You can watch Casey say it around the 6 minute mark. He sounds serious, not like he was just making it up, but that might also just be his deadpan humor. It's also not clear how much he knows about Ben's Batman future.At Comic-Con last month, Ben Affleck seemed to shut down the rumors that his future as Batman was "in doubt," saying, "Being Batman is the coolest f–ing part in any universe. I'm so thrilled to do it. It's f–ing amazing [to] have this history of this great studio... They said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman and I believe them.'"
At the very least, he'll be in "Justice League," and he told Entertainment Weekly this Batman "is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman's usually been portrayed" than the Bruce Wayne of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice":
"BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He's heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people."
"Justice League" opens November 17th. "The Batman" -- originally meant to be written, directed by, and starring Ben Affleck -- is now being directed by Matt Reeves, with a new script, and starring ... we'll see what happens with it.
[via: The Wrap]
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