BuzzFeed posted an excellent article today titled “Everything You Need To Know About Ben Affleck’s Fate As Batman” which features a timeline from July 2015 when Affleck was rumored to be directing, writing, and starring in The Batman to just this week when his brother Casey Affleck made headlines for saying he didn’t think he’d do it.
Casey Affleck did say he was just making it up, but only after he was told he just broke some major news. Unsurprisingly, Casey Affleck’s rep is backing that up, telling Buzzfeed, “he was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge.”
A representative for Ben Affleck told BuzzFeed that nothing has changed since his comments at Comic-Con, and that “he’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.” It was there that Affleck confirmed he had one more movie left on his contract after Justice League that he intends to fulfill.
Warner Bros. declined to comment on BuzzFeed’s story.