While he may have moved on from the cape and cowl of The Dark Knight, Ben Affleck’s career and life are better than they’ve been in years, as the Academy Award-winning writer and director is now sober for the first time in years and is on the verge of launching yet another career comeback.
During the course of 2020, Affleck will star in four movies, beginning with The Way Back in March. However, none of those movies will feature him playing Batman, as Affleck famously stepped away from the role last year.
However, just because Affleck is passing on the mantle of The Batman does not mean he’s better. In a recent interview with Jake Hamilton, Affleck shared his brief yet kind thoughts on Pattinson’s version of The Dark Knight.
“I think Robert’s a great actor, he’s gonna be great,” Affleck said.
Affleck’s logic certainly echoes my own, as I’ve been arguing on this website ever since Pattinson’s casting was announced that the 33-year-old Englishman
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Eric is a New York City-based and New Jersey-born writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him email@example.com