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It looks like we’ll be seeing Ben Affleck suit up as Batman for Warner Bros. upcoming The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. According to Vanity Fair, Affleck agreed to return and plays a “substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie.”
“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti said in an interview. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”
“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” the director added. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that Robert Pattinson’s The Batman will resume movie production in September. The movie is being shot in the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.
In June it was reported that Michael Keaton may don the Batman cowl again for The Flash. If that were to happen it would mean that both Affleck and Keaton would appear in the speedster movie.
If that isn’t enough caped crusader news for you, issue No. 1 of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s DC Black Label miniseries Batman: Three Jokers drops on August 25th.