John Krasinski Replaces Ben Affleck As Batman And It's Incredible

Lawrence Kim
February 15, 2019

Die-hard fans of the Batman were left disappointed on Thursday night after Ben Affleck confirmed that he won't play the Batman anymore.

We're still awaiting the announcement of who's going to take over from Ben Affleck as the new Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' upcoming film The Batman (or whatever it'll end up being called). We know that the main villain of the movie will be the Penguin, with names such as Josh Gad, Jack Black and Jason Segal being thrown around, but it's also been reported that the Riddler will act as the secondary antagonist.

"Yeah, I am. I have decided- I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn't come up with a version".

Jimmy Kimmel also organised a retirement ceremony for Affleck and announced that they will hanging up his cape and cowl in the rafters as remembrance.

It's been clear for some time that Affleck had issues with the direction of his character, which Warner Bros were moving away from the vision he initially signed up for (which, despite no real problems with his performance as such, didn't work in terms of critical approval or box-office).

Affleck was asked to share his thoughts on departing the role, the actor kept it short and simple saying, "I guess, I'm not Batman".

What do you think of this depiction of John Krasinski as Ben Affleck's successor?

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.

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