The Flash is bringing back several Batmen from past films, those of which include Ben Affleck's iteration. While there's some secrecy as to what role his Batman will play, it's clear that his version isn't in Warner Bros' plans for the future.
The Academy Award Winning actor spoke to Herald Sun about the project. During the extensive interview, Affleck mentioned that The Flash has his favourite scene as the Caped Crusader, in addition to confirming his exit.
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Affleck mentioned that The Flash has his favourite Batman scene filmed while playing the character. He claims that it maintains the "integrity" of the troubled hero:
I have never said this — this is hot off the presses — but maybe my favourite scenes in terms of Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I have done, were in the Flash movie. I hope they maintain the integrity of what we did because I thought it was great and really interesting — different, but not in a way that is incongruent with the character.
Affleck mentions that he finally fulfils who The Dark Knight is. Based on his comments, the DC adaptation seems like a rewarding swan song, as he calls it "a really nice finish on my experience with that character".
Who knows? Maybe they will decide that it doesn't work, but when I went and did it, it was really fun and really, really satisfying and encouraging and I thought, 'Wow — I think I have finally figured it out.'
Now is the best time to be a Batman fan, as The Flash also sees the return of Michael Keaton's version. 30 years after his last feature, the Birdman veteran has shed more light on why he exited the role in the 1990s.
Anticipation is also building for Matt Reeves' The Batman, with Robert Pattinson portraying a Bruce Wayne that has been inspired by Kurt Cobain. The film features a scarier rendition of the troubled hero while focusing more on his detective side.
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