Ben Affleck has stepped down as Warner Bros.'s Batman, just as writer/director Matt Reeves The Batman has been given a release date of June 25, 2021.
According to Deadline, Affleck "knew he wasn't the right one for this particular version" of Batman - despite being the project's original director and co-writer (with Geoff Johns). Reeves is currently casting for a new, "younger" actor to play Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Affleck himself tweeted a link to Deadline's story, seemingly confirming firsthand news of his exit. Here it is: