The Batman: Ben Affleck Just Couldn't Make It Work

What really killed Batfleck?

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Until Matt Reeves' The Batman comes out - or we at least start hearing more details about it beyond rumours - Ben Affleck is probably going to have to put up with questions about his failed attempt to make a Batman stand-alone.

Though the actor/director never completed a script, his version of the movie will join the likes of Superman Lives, Superman Flyby, Batman Unchained and Justice League: Mortal on the pile of scrapped DC movies. Quite what it would have looked like is anyone's guess, but it's hard not to be a little annoyed that we don't get to see a Batman movie from the director of Argo and The Town.

Still, onwards and upwards. Only not when it comes to literally any interview he does now.

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Affleck has been publicising the upcoming release of Triple Frontier on Netflix and naturally the question of his Batman project came up again. IGN sat down with the cast and asked what he planned to do with his Batman and his response suggests he was nowhere near getting it where he wanted to.

The star, who recently stepped down from playing the character at all, stopped short of revealing any details and said that he just wasn't happy that the script was worth making:

"We worked on the script, I was trying to figure out how to crack it, and I was never happy enough with it where I thought it was worth going out and making it because I just didn't want to do a version that I wasn't really excited by, so I still don't know."

Of course he knows. He had a framework at the very least, no matter what the specifics were. He just doesn't want anyone to know at this stage because it would be a disservice to Reeves and Warner Bros. Maybe we'll hear about it further down the line? Here's hoping.

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