Ben Affleck Reveals Why He Quit the Batman Role

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LOS ANGELES - NOV 13: Ben Affleck at the World Premiere of Justice League at Dolby Theater on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins /

Ben Affleck opens up as to why he left Batman.

Ben Affleck opened up about why he left the role of Batman in a recent interview with GQ. He explains the departure was mostly due to his loss of interest in the character.

Affleck touched on his happy memories of ‘Batman v Superman’ and his love or the movie’s director Zack Snyder, Affleck said that he did not realize how big the role when he accepted it. “I don’t think I even realized how iconic the character was until I took the job and that was a big story,” said Affleck. “It happened at a time when the Internet was expanding into the movie business in a different kind of a way and the fan sites and the relationship with the fans and the studios and the comic book creators was changing and evolving.”

He added, “I had my fill of that. They said, ‘Would you want to direct and star in a solo Batman movie?’ I found that I had lost my enthusiasm or passion for it. This should really be made by somebody for whom it’s their wildest dream come true and, for me, it had become something different and it was clear to me that it was time to move on. But I do have some really fond memories, particularly of Batman v Superman, and how exciting that was. And how energizing it was and how much fun we had.”

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