Ever since Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman there has been some concern over whether he would still playing the Caped Crusader in future DC Extended Universe projects, with rumours suggesting he “wants out” of the DCEU in the wake of the mixed reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His exit is admittedly an unlikely scenario, but fans love Internet speculation.
Now, in an interview with Getty promoting the upcoming trilogy capper War for the Planet of the Apes [read our review here], director Matt Reeves was asked about Affleck still being involved with the solo movie, stating: “Yeah, right now that’s exactly what’s going on, for sure.”
This will likely come as reassuring news as disregarding the mixed feelings for the actual characterization of The Dark Knight, Ben Affleck’s performance was actually praised as one of the best aspects of Batman v Superman. He will of course next be seen as Batman in November’s Justice League, while The Batman is expected to begin filming in 2018.