Is Batfleck Finally Out of the DC Extended Universe?

Oh Batfleck, we just can’t quit you. It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the never-ending rumors regarding Ben Affleck‘s exit from the DC Extended Universe. But it wasn’t yesterday, it was last Tuesday. Amazingly, it’s not over yet. Despite reports that Matt Reeves’ The Batman is going with a younger Bruce Wayne, there may still be room for Batfleck in the DCEU. Today’s Nerdist News digs through the Batcave to get some the answers.

Join guest host Amy “Rockin’ Robin” Vorpahl as she goes over the latest developments. Here’s what we know: Reeves turned in the first act of his Batman script, and we’re relatively sure Warner Bros. won’t pay millions of dollars to digitally de-age Affleck to play a much younger Batman. That would open the floodgates for jokes that go beyond Superman’s hilariously bizarre CGI shaved lips in Justice League.

But all is not lost for Affleck if he decides he wants to stick around. After all, if there can be two Joker movies in simultaneous development that have nothing to do with each other, then surely there’s room for more than one Batman at the box office. Let The Batman have its younger Dark Knight, but leave elder statesman Batfleck available for supporting roles in other films like a Justice League sequel (if it happens).

Plus, we still haven’t gotten a satisfying onscreen confrontation between Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto‘s Joker. If we’re going to get a changing of the Batmen, we want to see the face-off happen in the Joker movie headlined by Leto.

Should Affleck stay in the DCEU if he won’t get his own Batman movie? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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