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Ben Affleck to return as Batman for “The Flash” film!



Possibly one of the best iterations of the caped crusade is confirmed to return to the DCEU on the big screen.

Yes, it’s been confirmed by Vanity Fair, that Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Batman for The Flash, joining Michael Keaton as the second actor to return as Bruce Wayne for the upcoming take on the timeline-altering storyline Flashpoint.

Surprisingly the news comes ahead of DC Fandome event, taking place this Saturday entirely online post the COVID-19 pandemic cancellations.

Director Any Muchietti has this to say:


“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he's also very vulnerable,"
"He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance."


Muschietti added, "He's a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck's Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven't seen before. It's Barry's movie, it's Barry's story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that's one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That's where the Affleck Batman kicks in."


"I'm glad to be collaborating with someone who has been on both sides of the camera, too," Muschietti said. "He understands."


Are you excited to see Bat-fleck back in the cape!?

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