Not that things are ever easy for an actor playing Batman, a role which these days carries about as much baggage as James Bond, but Mr. Affleck has been dealt a hand of jokers nearly from the start.
But it appears that Affleck has grown exhausted of the superhero world and is setting his sights on hanging up the cape for good. For one, he may be awaiting the critical and fan reception to turn in Justice League, which needs to be better than the mixed reception of Batman V Superman. However, unlike previous attempts to exit the DCEU, the actor is now reportedly looking for a "graceful and cool way to segue out of it".
Snyper's doubt about the certainty of the second film's release is likely caused by the fact that a great deal of the DC films' futures depends on how well Justice League does.
Brooke Ence, who plays an Amazon in both movies, told USA TODAY at the premiere that showing more skin "didn't bother me at all". But they were followed by statements that the actor still had a desire to play the Dark Knight.
"[It's] something I'm contemplating", Affleck said of appearing in The Batman. I guess the third time is the charm.
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Affleck was initially in line to direct The Batman, before deciding to step down in order to focus on his performance. While at first it was speculated that Justice League would not have a sequel, Simmons revealed in an interview with Total Film that the script for a secondmovie was being written.
Affleck has said recently that he found Justice League a much more enjoyable experience that Batman v Superman, so let's hope we do get at least one more appearance out of him, even if it's just to hand the cape and cowl over to Bruce Wayne's successor.
So yes, this could be making a mountain out of a molehill, and we should reserve full judgement until we see the whole film.
Justice League opens in theaters on November 17th, so don't forget to pre-order your tickets for opening weekend.