Oy. Where to begin. This thing has been a bit of an epic and people are starting to get sick of hearing about the various woes of Ben Affleck’s solo Dark Knight movie, The Batman.
The ‘will he, won’t he’, the ups and downs, all eventually leading to Affleck relinquishing his directorial duties to instead focus on portraying the titular character.
Well now an unfortunate rumour has surfaced via comments made by Mark Hughes of Forbes who has apparently received information that Affleck might be done with the project and with Batman, all together.
The comments are displayed below:
“Unfortunately, among the things I heard about his departure as director, I heard a few specifics that — if true — lead me to worry there is at least a chance Affleck could also walk away from starring in the picture. I don’t feel those concerns are as likely to bear fruit, and I still expect Affleck will finish the screenplay as planned and then start prepping for the role by getting into “Batman shape” to ensure he’s physically and mentally prepared for the role. That said, I do believe there’s a chance now that Affleck could depart the project as an actor, winding up merely serving as cowriter and producer”.
As Hughes mentions, he thinks the departure is unlikely and it does seem a little much, but at this point, would anything really surprise us? Who knows exactly what is going on over there.
All we can do is sit down and hold on tight, hoping the film makes it way to cinemas with its Batman in one piece.