Yesterday a report from The Hollywood Reporter said that Ben Affleck’s future as Batman was in doubt, and that Warner Bros. was trying to figure out how to handle his exit in a future DC movie. Today at Comic-Con, Affleck took the stage and let the world know how much he loves being Batman.
“Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world,” Affleck told the room of over 6,000 fans. “Batman is the coolest f*cking part in any universe… DC, Marvel. It’s incredible. I’m so thrilled to do it. I know there’s this misconception that because I’m not directing that I’m not enthusiastic about it. It’s f*cking amazing.”
Affleck went on to talk about his relationship with Warner Bros., before praising The Batman director Matt Reeves. “Matt Reeves doing it… I would be a f*cking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. Nevermind being Batman. It’s incredible.”
You can check out Affleck’s full statement in the video below.