A few months ago a rumour sparked that Ben Affleck was unhappy with Warner Bros. and no longer wanted to portray Batman in the DC Extended Universe, which would be a real disappointment since Affleck has only scratched the surface of this Batman and personally I’ve loved his portrayal of Batman so far. Thankfully it seems like we have nothing to worry about as Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven recently spoke to JoBlo and stated that he has “every expectation” that Ben Affleck will continue as Bruce Wayne in The Batman.
When Affleck decided not to direct THE BATMAN and Matt Reeves stepped in, I think people were afraid that Ben may not reprise the role. Is there any fear of that?
I mean, I’m not really involved with THE BATMAN, but from everything… We have a cursory involvement because that character is going to touch us some way. If Ben plays that character it’s going to touch some part of what we are doing. But I have no feeling whatsoever except positive that Matt loves Ben and the work that he has done as Batman, and Ben thinks that Matt is a really terrific filmmaker. I have every expectation that they are going to make a movie together.
After the critical reception to Batman v Superman, Charles Roven’s role within DC films was reduced which is why he isn’t involved in the solo Batman movie. He is, however, still producing Suicide Squad 2, and the Justice League movies meaning he’s very much still connected to Ben Affleck and the DC Extended Universe. If Affleck was considering leaving the Batman role I think Charles Roven would have heard something.