There's been almost as much 'will he? won't he?' about Ben Affleck's continuing bat presence as there has about Daniel Craig doing another Bond.
Turn's out Craig definitely is, while Affleck probably isn't. That's at least according to his brother Casey.
Speaking on WEEI Sports Radio Network (via Gizmodo), the junior Affleck (fun fact: Casey is 42, Ben is 45), said he thought Ben would be unlikely to do Matt Reeves' standalone Batman movie after Justice League.
"He's not going to do that movie, I don't think," he says. "Or so I would say." Which seems pretty concrete. Or alternatively not concrete at all... as when the host says Affleck is 'breaking news', he immediately backtracks, saying:
"Is that breaking news? I was just kind of making that up."
Is Oscar winner Casey Affleck being a massive troll? Or is he just saying stuff?
Speculation has been rife since Ben Affleck dropped directing duties on The Batman, then when Matt Reeves came aboard he reportedly scrapped Affleck's script entirely. Oh and it might not actually be called The Batman either...
Affleck hasn't actually specifically said he'll definitely do the movie, although at San Diego Comic-Con this year he was certainly making noises which would suggest that he's planning to continue the role, singing the praises of Matt Reeves.
We'll certainly see Batfleck in the upcoming Justice League movie, initially directed by Zack Snyder, with final sign off by Joss Whedon after Snyder stepped down due to a family tragedy.
Our best guess would be that no firm announcement either way will be made until the verdict on Justice League is in.
Justice League opens on November 17.
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