Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film...

Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros ‘are working on ushering him out’

Ben Affleck 1 Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros are working on ushering him out

Bye bye Batfleck! Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros ‘are working on ushering him out’ according to The Hollywood Reporter

He caused quite a stir when he was first cast in the role.

And now it seems Ben Affleck may already be leaving Batman behind.

The Hollywood Reporter has claimed Warner Bros is preparing to get rid of the 44-year-old as the Caped Crusader.

An insider told the site the studio ‘working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman — gracefully.’

The source claimed WB is working out how to address the change ‘in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.’

Warner’s official stance is still that they want to keep Ben on as long as possible.

Studio chief Toby Emmerich told THR: ‘Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can.’

Ben Affleck 2 Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros are working on ushering him outGone? An insider told the site the studio ‘working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman — gracefully.’

The decision to cast the Daredevil star as the Dark Knight divided fans in 2013 when it was first announced.

He stared opposite Henry Cavill in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, as well as a cameo in Suicide Squad that same year.

Although the first film didn’t please all critics, Ben’s performance as Bruce Wayne was generally considered one of the best things about it. Ben Affleck 3 Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros are working on ushering him outSplit: The decision to cast the Daredevil star as the Dark Knight divided fans in 2013 when it was first announced Ben Affleck 4 Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros are working on ushering him outSuper friends: Affleck is currently signed on to reprise the role in November’s first Justice League film, alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg

Affleck is currently signed on to reprise the role in November’s first Justice League film, alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

He was also set to direct, produce, co-write and star in the standalone The Batman, originally set for next year.

In January he stepped down as director to concentrate on his role in front of the camera; however if the latest developments hold water, he may have no involvement in the film whatsoever.

Ben Affleck 5 1 Batfleck no more? Ben Affleck may not star in standalone Batman film as Warner Bros are working on ushering him outThe end: He was also set to direct, produce, co-write and star in the standalone The Batman, originally set for next year, but may now have no involvement at all