Ben Affleck stepped down as director of Warner Bros.'s The Batman, and now a report from Collider indicates that the actor/writer/director is wanting to leave DC films entirely - exiting as Batman. Citing three sources "connected to what's going on at Warner Bros.," Collider Movie Talk showrunner/host John Campea stated that Affleck is in talks with the studio to quit the project.
"Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out. He doesn't want to be Batman anymore," said Campea. "I've been told, Ben Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. And if they do not let him out of being Batman, the standalone Batman film that ultimately happens will be the last time we see Ben Affleck as Batman."
Campea says that while he has a poor track record with industry rumors such as this, he reiterated that he spoke with three independent sources for this information.
Affleck has already completed filming on Justice League, which is due out November 17.