Ben Affleck Shares Why He Turned Down Directing and Starring in 'The Batman'

“I started to realize it’s not worth it.”

Entertainment
15,491 Hypes 7 Comments

As the release date for DCEU‘s The Batman comes closer, Ben Affleck has revealed why he decided to walk away from directing and starring in the upcoming film.

In a recent interview with The LA Times Affleck discussed the growing pressures he faced in her personal life that caused him to shift his priorities, “Directing [The] Batman is a good example. I looked at it and thought, ‘I’m not going to be happy doing this. The person who does this should love it.’ You’re supposed to always want these things, and I probably would have loved doing it at 32 or something.” With his breadth of experience in the industry, it made Affleck “realize it’s not worth it. It’s just a wonderful benefit of reorienting and recalibrating your priorities that once it started being more about the experience, I felt more at ease.”

Affleck explained that at the time of filming Justice League, he was faced with immense pressure which led to him having the “worst experience.” He said, “That was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas and then [director] Zack [Snyder]‘s personal tragedy… and the reshooting. It was awful. It was everything that I didn’t like about this.”

Stepping away from his role from the Caped Crusader, The Batman will now star Robert Pattinson and is directed by matt Reeves. The film releases on March 4, 2022.

In case you missed it, Ben Affleck has confirmed that The Flash will be his final appearance as Batman.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

The Nike SB Dunk Low Receives a "Paisley" Treatment
Footwear

The Nike SB Dunk Low Receives a "Paisley" Treatment

Joining the Dunk Low in “Blue Paisley” and “Black Paisley.”

Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Is 2021's Highest-Selling Rap Vinyl Album
Music

Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Is 2021's Highest-Selling Rap Vinyl Album

As well as the year’s 10th highest-selling vinyl record overall.

Charles Barkley's Nike Air Max 2 CB 94 Slips on the Phoenix Suns’ Colorway
Footwear

Charles Barkley's Nike Air Max 2 CB 94 Slips on the Phoenix Suns’ Colorway

As a nod to Sir Charles’ four-season reign.

Klay Thompson Puts on a Show in Return to Golden State Warriors
Sports

Klay Thompson Puts on a Show in Return to Golden State Warriors

Scoring 17 points in his first game since 2019.

Take a Closer Look at the adidas YEEZY Knit Runner "Stone Carbon"
Footwear

Take a Closer Look at the adidas YEEZY Knit Runner "Stone Carbon"

Another two-tone take.


UNO All Wild Has No Color and Number Cards
Gaming

UNO All Wild Has No Color and Number Cards

A new way to play with just Draw, Reverse Skip and new Hand Swap cards.

Drake Teases NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra "Triple Black"
Footwear

Drake Teases NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra "Triple Black"

One of four colorways.

Woodstock Co-Creator Michael Lang Dead at 77 Years Old
Music

Woodstock Co-Creator Michael Lang Dead at 77 Years Old

The famed festival organizer had non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Graphpaper and Mizuno Assemble Wassily Chair-Inspired Wave Prophecy X
Footwear

Graphpaper and Mizuno Assemble Wassily Chair-Inspired Wave Prophecy X

Checking off the duo’s second collaboration.

'Baki: King of Souls' Mobile Game is Coming This Year
Gaming

'Baki: King of Souls' Mobile Game is Coming This Year

A hand-to-hand combat RPG.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.