Ben Affleck is reportedly trying to get out of playing Batman

For those who are unaware, The Batman has been in the news off and on for a number of reasons.

A couple of weeks ago, after suffering from enormous pressure both from the studio and from fans to rush pre-production script work on The Batman, Affleck made the hard decision to step down as director of the highly anticipated movie.

Affleck announced earlier this month that he will not be directing the film after all.

"He doesn't want to be Batman anymore", he said. And according to recent reports, Matt Reeves, the talented director behind Cloverfield (2008) and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014), will take the helm.

Why do we bring up all of that?

The latest rumor about Affleck and The Batman comes to us from our friends over at Collider via their Collider Heroes show.

Not just that, Affleck allegedly is so persistent on quitting the Dark Knight role in the Extended Universe that the solo Batman movie might turn out to be his last time on-screen as Batman. Emphasis is our own.

"Take this for what it's worth".

Campea insists we should all take the rumour with a grain of salt (goes without saying, of course), but hat he's heard (and had confirmed by three sources) fits with what Hughes at Forbes has already said, and it's beginning to feel like there's major cause for concern. Now, it has been alleged that Ben Affleck would no longer reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming movie spin-off. He added, "I've been told, Ben Affleck is talking with Warner an attempt to get out of being Batman". It could be due to the panning that each of the DC films has been given by everyone who isn't a diehard DC fan. As for Affleck's desire to retire from his crucial role, it has been reported that Affleck does indeed want to be out of the whole production: both in front and behind the cameras. Reports about the state of the Batman movie script have been all over the place (depending on who you ask, either it's getting a complete overhaul or all good to go and perfectly good as-is), and Affleck's expressed his exasperation over the constant questioning and huge scrutiny from fans.

Honestly, maybe it's time to move on.