BEN AFFLECK Wants to Play BATMAN Again - Report

Ben Affleck in Batman V Superman
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Ben Affleck is lobbying to play Batman in another film, according to Hollywood Life.

The Hollywood gossip site cites an unnamed source "close to Affleck," who says Affleck was inspired by Joaquin Phoenix's role as the Joker to try and keep the role of Batman for another film. 

“He is back in shape not only for his health but he has a new-found love on doing Batman at least one more time again," the unnamed source told HollywoodLife. "He feels he isn’t finished with what he wants to do with the character. There has been talk about replacing him, but he is now seeing what he might lose and really wants to play the character again. Especially seeing what Joaquin Phoenix is doing with the Joker character."

“He would really like to take the character of Batman and visit a more serious tone and side of the character and working with someone like Joaquin would absolutely spark his creative juices," the unnamed source continued. "He wants to figure something out with Warner Bros. to don the cape one more time.".

Affleck was previously attached to direct and star in The Batman, though he later ceded directorial duties on the in-development solo film to Matt Reeves.

Reeves' script reportedly focuses on a younger Batman, with the director purportedly seeking a new actor to take the role of the Caped Crusader.

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