Ben Affleck is hanging the cape and the hood.
The next independent film starring Caped Crusader, tentatively titled "The Batman", arrives at theaters on June 25, 2021, but Affleck will not be on the ride, informing the deadline on Wednesday.
Affleck tweeted The Deadline report at night, and said he was "animated" by "The Batman" and see the vision of director Matt Reeves "earn a living."
An Affleck representative did not immediately return the Business Insider comment request. But the Affleck tweet is closest to a confirmation about his future as the Dark Knight, which has been in doubt for over a year.
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The Hollywood reporter reported for the first time in July 2017 that Warner Bros. He planned to "open Afleck's Batman with grace," citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation. Since then, there have been great signs that Affleck would not return as a character.
Reeves's script calls a newer Batman, THR first reported last June. And Warner Bros has changed its strategy of a shared cinematographic universe in favor of autonomous films, which suggests that Affleck's Batman is no longer part of the plan. "Aquaman" showed that the new strategy could work, since the movie is disconnected from all previous entries in the DCEU and has earned more than one billion dollars worldwide.
Affleck appeared as Batman in three films within Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Suicide Squad" in 2016 and "Justice League" in 2017. The films were apprehended by the critics and "Justice League" was a great box office disappointment.
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Affleck is not alone in the fall of the DCEU. THR reported for the first time in September, followed by other publications such as Variety and The Wrap, that Henry Cavill would not return as Superman, while Warner Bros. he concentrated on a Supergirl movie.
Reeves, who also directed the monster movie of the portable camera "Cloverfield", the vampire horror "Let Me In" and "War for The Planet of the Apps" – told THR in an interview published on Wednesday that his movie title Batman could change
"I'm working with him like" The Batman "in my head and that's what we always mean to him as," said Reeves. "But these things have taken their own lives. As we go deeper into it, it may be clear:" Oh, really this could be a great turn in the title. "But from now on, it's" The Batman. "
Reeves also suggested that there could be several villains in the movie.
"You can not have Batman without a villain," said Reeves. "There will be a gallery of rogues".
Other upcoming DC Comics films include the "Shazam!" April, the October "Joker" and "Wonder Woman 1984". next summer.