Spreading the hashtag #MakeTheBatfleckMovie, admirers of Affleck shared their thoughts on his performance as the Caped Crusader and the reasons why the scrapped solo Batman film needs to be revived. Fans reminded social media that Affleck’s plans for the solo movie, which he was also set to direct, initially included appearances from Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
The calls for Batfleck’s return follows the premiere of Justice League: The Snyder Cut, which was essentially released by Warner Bros. after years of petitioning from fans. Now that they have some momentum to urge the studio to go down a certain direction with its DCEU projects, they’re pushing the envelope with #MakeTheBatfleckMovie and #RestoreTheSnyderVerse. If Warner Bros. Discovery eventually succumbs to the mounting pressure from fans, however, it could take a little while longer.
We Got J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
Jeremy Irons as Alfred
Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson.
And Ben Affleck as the BATMAN!
— Leonidas (@Signs2323) June 27, 2021
Ben Affleck’s Batman has been developed in such a majestic way. From a guy filled with rage, to one who soon embraces a mission to honor Superman, and then finally to a someone who is no longer lacking faith.#MakeTheBatfleckMovie pic.twitter.com/mMd1tJBDWK
— Z (@AMagicWriter) June 27, 2021
— RTSchumacherCut (@CutSchumacher) June 27, 2021
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