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 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.