“Batman is the coolest fcking part in any universe. DC, Marvel… I’m so thrilled to do it. I know there’s this misconception that because I’m not directing it, maybe I wasn’t enthusiastic about it. It’s fcking amazing… I would be a f*cking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves.”
That’s what Ben Affleck had to say about being Batman this past weekend on stage at Comic Con. He went on to discuss rumours that he wanted to get out of playing Batman with EW:
“It’s such a big job, in terms of the stunts and the suit and the action and the character. Trying to do that, and direct, would probably be too much. Something would be compromised. I think it came off, optically, to the broader world, like lack of interest or enthusiasm. When in fact I love this character.
I’d love to [play the role] as long as they’ll have me. Eventually it’ll be somebody else, and I’m sure they’ll get somebody great. But while I’m doing it, I’m going to do the best job I can, and really appreciate how lucky I am.”
That settles it then. For now…