AceShowbiz - Ben Affleck may slip into his Batman cowl yet again. The actor, who last portrayed the Caped Crusader in 2017's "Justice League", is rumored to reprise the role in future projects which will see Zack Snyder at the helm.
According to The Culture Nerd, the 47-year-old actor has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to re-team up with the filmmaker in the latter's future projects that are backed up by HBO Max, AT&T and WarnerMedia. It's not specified what there projects are, but it's said that they can range from cameos, miniseries and full-length feature films through HBO Max.
While the news should be taken with a grain of salt since there's no confirmation from WB yet, it is believed that the studio will make an official announcement regarding Affleck's return as Batman at either Justice Con, which will take place from July 25-26, or DC Fandome set to be held on August 22. TCN also claims that two other outlets, La Hoguera de Gotham and Snydercut214, have been hearing the same story.
Affleck was initially tapped to star in a standalone Batman film with him at the helm. After stepping down from the directing duty in 2017, he bid farewell to the character in January 2019 while he remained supportive of Matt Reeves' project. "Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life," he tweeted at the time.
Robert Pattinson has since been cast to lead "The Batman", which will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne. The movie began principal photography in January of this year in London, before the production was shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the British government gave the green light for high-end TV and film productions to resume shooting in May, under the condition that employers put coronavirus safety measures in place, the movie was scheduled to resume the filming around July.