Ben Affleck Shuts Down THE BATMAN Departure Rumors: "Batman Is The Coolest F***ing Part In Any Universe"

Ben Affleck Shuts Down THE BATMAN Departure Rumors: "Batman Is The Coolest F***ing Part In Any Universe"

Well, I guess it's time to nip one DC rumor in the bud as Ben Affleck has debunked yesterday's report that he was being "ushered" out of The Batman role. Come see what he had to say now!

The Hollywood Reporter dropped a massive bombshell yesterday when they released a report that suggested Warner Bros. might be looking to move on from Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman in their DC Films Universe due to a variety of issues. However, before that report could gain any serious traction, Affleck himself has come out and reaffirmed his allegiance to DC by pretty much debunking everything. 

Shortly after getting on stage in front of the Hall H crowd, the Academy Award-winner very enthusiastically addressed those in attendance and swiftly calmed the nerves of nearly every anxious DC fan in the room.

I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest [frick]ing part in any universe. DC, Marvel, it's incredible and I'm so thrilled to do it. I know there's this misconception because I didn't direct it, that maybe I wasn't enthusiastic about it. It’s [frick]ing amazing and I still can’t believe it after two films and having this history with this great studio and Kevin Tsujihara and Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich have said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman' and I believe them. And Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a [frick]ing ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. Nevermind, being Batman. It's incredible. So, I'm really blown away and excited and it's a great time in the DC Universe and you're going to see some stuff from Justice League that I'm really, really proud of. And I think you’ll see why I’m so excited to be Batman.

Not much else was revealed about The Batman, save for the film's official title, but it's expected to go into production next year depending on when Reeves completes his new script.

You can check out the Affleck portion of the panel below and check back in later for the full thing:

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