Ben Affleck responds to rumors that he's leaving The Batman

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"It would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves", Affleck said during the panel.

The internet has been awash in rumors that Ben Affleck was getting ready to hang up his cape as the Dark Knight of Gotham City and that Justice League would mark his final appearance as Batman. That report also came after news that the new director, War of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, chose to ditch the script Affleck and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns wrote together.

Heck, maybe Affleck is being honest and Reeves is an exciting enough director to keep him in the cowl. Everyone at the studio tells me I'm their Batman and I believe it. While director Matt Reeves, who is coming off a very successful press tour following War for the Planet of the Apes, is clearly excited to get his chances to tell a Batman story, there have been concerns that Affleck would step down because of issues in his personal life.

Affleck's comments come a day after a Hollywood Reporter report that Affleck's future with the DC Extended Universe was in doubt. He shared the Hall H stage at Comic-Con with co-stars Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.


What's more, Affleck made clear he was happy to star in Matt Reeves planned trilogy of Batman movies.

Affleck was originally set to direct The Batman but rescinded those responsibilities earlier this year. "Batman is the greatest f-king part in the world". He plays Batman again in Justice League, which opens in November.

The actor's performance as Batman has received mixed reviews, especially after the flop of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which received a low 27 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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