Unlike their competitor Marvel, it’s no secret that DC Comics has struggled to establish a solid universe of films in their own right. With the majority of their previous receiving mixed to negative reviews, DC is looking to start fresh with a whole new cast for their heroes. Over the past several months reports surfaced about Ben Affleck never reprising his role as Batman ever again. Well on a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben confirmed the news to be true.

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Kimmel asked Affleck off rip about the rumors; and in response said;

“I tried to direct a version of it, and worked with a really good screenwriter but just kinda couldn’t come up with a version…that couldn’t crack it, and so I though it was like, you know, time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people, so I’m excited.”

Then simply finishing off with;

“I am not Batman.”

Ben appeared as Bruce Wayne in three films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, followed by a cameo in the first Suicide Squad, and lastly, in 2017’s Justice League. Now working with a clean slate, DC recently announced The Batman is scheduled to arrive June of 2021. Writer/director of the film, Matt Reeves, has not yet confirmed who will replace Affleck as Gotham’s Caped Crusader.

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