Cinema / 25-02-2020

Ben Affleck Reveals Another Reason He Ultimately Hung Up His Batman Cowl

Ben Affleck Reveals Another Reason He Ultimately Hung Up His Batman Cowl

As production begins on a new Batman movie with a new actor portraying the Dark Knight, we are finally gaining more insight into what happened to the last man to play the role, Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck played the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, as well as cameoing in Suicide Squad. Then, he left the role for good. In a candid interview, the actor recently revealed that his struggles with alcoholism convinced him to end his time as Batman.

Now, Ben Affleck is revealing another reason he ultimately hung up his Batman cowl. In an exclusive interview at The Way Back junket with CinemaBlend’s own Mike Reyes, Ben Affleck told us:

You know big blockbusters are cool and they’re great. But they’re not that fun to make, just on a very practical level, because they’re very long, they’re very compartmentalized, you’re doing one tiny piece at a time. Often times, you’re just feeling like you’re moving your foot a quarter of an inch. They’re hard to continue to motivate yourself, and find your passion. I stepped away from The Batman movie, because I felt like it should be made by someone whose lifelong passion it was, you know what I mean? And if that wasn’t me, then I wasn’t the right guy.

As far as reasons to hang up the cowl go, this is a pretty good one, even if it is kind of sad at the same time. In addition to concerns about his drinking, Ben Affleck told Mike that he hung up the cowl because he had simply fallen out of love with playing Batman and acting in these types of big blockbuster films, as The Batman would  obviously have been. A lot of that had to do with the process that goes into making movies.

25-02-2020 12:45, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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