According to a new report, Ben Affleck will be suiting back up as Batman for an appearance in the upcoming Flash movie.
Vanity Fair is reporting that Ben Affleck has signed on to play Batman once again in the Flash movie. Affleck had said numerous times he wouldn’t return to the role, but it seems that the fact the film will deal with the multiverse was just too much for him to pass up.
“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,” director Andy Muschietti said. “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,” said Muschietti. “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.”
“I’m glad to be collaborating with someone who has been on both sides of the camera, too,” added Muschietti. “He understands.”
Affleck won’t be the only Batman to appear in the film. As previously reported, Michael Keaton will also appear in the film. Muschietti said that Keaton’s part will be “substantial,” but did not elaborate beyond that.
Hopefully more will be revealed during DC FanDome on Aug. 22.