Ben Affleck Shuts Down Rumors That He's Leaving Batman

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Affleck and Cavill return as Batman and the Man of Steel, Gadot makes her third appearance as Wonder Woman, while Miller's The Flash and Momoa's Aquaman are fully introduced as part of the League ahead of their solo films arriving in 2018.

Throughout the event, Affleck looked happy and relaxed - laughing off rumors that he was being "phased out" as the Caped Crusader and even dropping a few f-bombs. Reeves has dropped a script by Affleck and Geoff Johns, and Affleck once was attached to direct himself.

Rumors that Affleck wants out of the Batman role have been persistent in recent months, and they were further fueled when the actor stepped out of the director's chair earlier this year. I still can't believe it after two films that we've had this great history with this studio and they said "We want you to be our Batman" and I believe them.

"It would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves", Affleck said during the panel.

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On Friday, the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter published a report that Warner Bros. was working on plans to "usher out Affleck's Batman gracefully" and suggested that it might happen before "The Batman".

THR's report also suggested that Warner Bros. was looking for a way to transition from the Affleck Batman to another Batman.

If Batman and Wonder Woman weren't enough, Marvel Studios is primed to take center stage in Hall H on Saturday evening. When Affleck's name was left out of the release announcing Reeves as director, many took it as a sign that he had left the project; however, Affleck later confirmed that he was still set to star.

Affleck will don the cape and cowl in Zack Snyder's "Justice League", which opens in November.