Ben Affleck Confirms That The Flash Will Mark His Final Appearance as Batman – IGN
During an interview with the Herald Sun, the 49-year-old Batman revealed that he won’t be playing the iconic superhero role for much longer.
Following a “very, very, very hard experience” filming Justice League with Joss Whedon, Affleck admits that the pressures of the role led to a relapse in drinking, which then led to him pulling out of his planned Batman solo movie. However, he also stated that doing reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League as well as filming scenes for The Flash “put a really nice finish on my experience with that character”.
Ben Affleck has long been expected to appear as Batman in The Flash – the upcoming DC superhero movie expected to adapt the Flashpoint comic book series. It appears that making that final appearance was a lot of fun:
“I have never said this – this is hot off the presses – but maybe my favourite scenes in terms of Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I have done, were in the Flash movie,” he revealed. “I hope they maintain the integrity of what we did because I thought it was great and really interesting – different, but not in a way that is incongruent with the character.”
Of course, with production still ongoing, Affleck isn’t sure whether his favoured scenes will make the final movie, or what form they’ll take. Nevertheless, he’s more than happy with his contribution.
“Who knows?” he added. “Maybe they will decide that it doesn’t work, but when I went and did it, it was really fun and really, really satisfying and encouraging and I thought, ‘Wow – I think I have finally figured it out’.”