Ben Affleck Set to Return as Batman in ‘The Flash’

August 20, 2020

Ben Affleck is putting on the Batsuit again.

According to Vanity Fair, the 48-year-old will return to the role of Batman in the upcoming movie "The Flash."

The film’s director, Andy Muschietti, disclosed the news while complimenting Affleck’s previous portrayal of The Dark Knight.

“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti told the outlet. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”

While Ezra Miller stars as The Flash/Barry Allen, Affleck will have a pivotal role in the movie.

“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” Muschetti added. "It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”

Affleck first played the Caped Crusader in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Robert Pattinson will step into the role in the upcoming film "The Batman." Directed by Matt Reeves, the movie is set to resume production in September after shutting down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported NY Post.

Michael Keaton, who played Batman in the 1989 Tim Burton film and the 1992 sequel "Batman Returns," will also appear in "The Flash," Muschetti said.

“The Flash” is scheduled to be released in summer 2022.

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