Is Ben Affleck about to leave The Batman behind completely?

Ben Affleck says he still intends to star in The Batman – but Affleck and Warner Bros have a powerful incentive to lie about that.

The chatter started earlier this week, almost as soon as Affleck announced he won’t be directing the solo Batman movie. “Is he preparing to leave the project altogether?”

That made no sense to me. If he’s bailing altogether, why not just announce it now? Why drip feed the bad news?

But today, it hit me.

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What the failure of Live By Night means for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie

Ben Affleck’s period gangster drama is a certified flop, but it’s not time to light the Bat-Signal just yet.

The last month or so has been fairly rough on Ben Affleck.

Not only are impatient fans and journalists giving him a hard time about his slow progress with the script for his solo Batman movie, but his period gangster flick, Live By Night, has been a disaster by virtually any measure. Continue reading “What the failure of Live By Night means for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie”