Reps for Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck Clarify Batman Comments

Reps for Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck Clarify Batman Comments

Both Ben's and Casey's camps issue statements after Ben was rumored to quit DC Extended Universe following Casey's shocking comments.
A representative for Ben Affleck set the record straight on the swirling reports suggesting that he was done with Batman. At the same time, a publicist for his brother Casey Affleck backtracked on Casey's shocking comments that started the rumor mill in the first place.

Ben's team said, "He'll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him." Meanwhile, Casey's rep told BuzzFeed not to take Casey's comments too seriously, "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."

The internet was sent into frenzy when Casey said in a radio interview that his brother Ben might not return as The Dark Knight in the upcoming solo movie. He said Ben "was an okay Batman. No, I thought he was great. He was great. He's a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there." He went on, "But he's not going to do [The Batman], I don't think. Sorry to say. ... Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don't know."

Ben Affleck played the role of the Caped Crusader following the end of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy starring Christian Bale. He joined DC Extended Universe in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and made a cameo in the antihero film "Suicide Squad".

He will next return as the Gotham superhero in "Justice League" which is scheduled to come out on November 17 in the United States. He will be joined by Gal Gadot who is back as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. The movie also stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ciaran Hinds as the main baddie Steppenwolf.

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