Ben Affleck Will Be Playing Batman Five Times In Four Years

Better get used to Batfleck.

After an initial backlash, people seem to have come around to the idea of Ben Affleck as Batman. Good thing too - it's looking like he's going to be donning the cape and cowl a whopping five times before the decade's out. Even Robert Downey Jr. takes some time off from Iron Man every now and then. We'll first see Batfleck in next year's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, while leaks from location shooting of Suicide Squad reveal the Dark Knight is going to play some part in Task Force X's adventure. Then you have Justice League Parts One and Two, coming in 2017 and 2019 respectively, which will invariably hinge on the Caped Crusader as much as his new super friends. That's already four goes in four years, but recent rumours suggest that the much-rumoured stand-alone Batman movie, thus far titled The Batman, is set for a November 2018 release date. Affleck himself is pegged to direct (no doubt part of the reason the actor-cum-director was cast in the first place), with Chris Terrio (Batman V Superman's screenwriter) on scripting duties. This is still speculation at the moment, but would fit DC's current plan of mass expansion. Is this too much Batfleck? Probably, although I'd take more of a talented actor in a great part over extended time with Henry Cavill's Superman/Aqua-Drogo any day of the week. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is out on 25th March, 2016. Suicide Squad is out on 5th August, 2017. Justice League - Part One is out on 17th November, 2017. Justice League - Part Two is 14th July, 2019.
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