At least one Batman plans to hang his robe. Ben Affleck, in an interview with Die Playlist, did not specifically mention his role as Caped Crusader, but spoke broadly of losing interest in the DC Extended Universe and making films based on previously created intellectual property better known as IP.
“I don’t want to do IP films with that kind of built-in audience,” he says. “That interested and liked me, and I just don’t like it anymore. I like other people who do it. And if you do, you should love it. And I love something else. “
There are a few caveats to this statement: Affleck is likely not finished yet Everyone IP considering how proud he is of his new movie The tender bar, which is an adaptation of the memoir of the same name by JR Moehringer. It could be a little bit from his experience with 2004’S. being Daredevil such as. But chances are that most of that feeling stems from his experience as Batman, a character he cast in 2013 and who he has portrayed on screen since 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Already in 2013, Dawn of Justice Director Zack Snyder said he wanted Affleck to “create a layered representation of a man older and wiser than Clark Kent”. Dawn of Justice, now mostly remembered for a scene where Superman and Batman both realize their mothers name is Martha, has been widely panned and allegedly left Affleck feeling “humiliated”. The film was eventually nominated for eight raidsincluding one for Affleck’s performance. (He eventually “lost” to Dinesh D’Souza for his role in the documentary Hillarys Amerika.)
Then the saga came from Justice League, a film produced by Affleck noticed in January 2021 when he “started drinking too much”. The experience of working with Joss Whedon after Snyder was removed from the film due to personal tragedy proved deeply negative for several cast members, including Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher. In January 2021, Affleck said that he made Batman “for my children” and that it was “worth every moment of suffering” to wear his costume to a birthday party Justice League.“
But parties are not meant to last. While Affleck repeats his Bruce Wayne in 2022s The LightningIt seems to have given him a conclusion to the whole experience. “It was a really nice way to do that again as the previous experience was difficult,” he said diversity. “Really funny.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Affleck says that his most recent work was on Ridley Scotts The last duel is “probably the last theatrical release I’ll have.” One big difference was the growing technical and artistic skills of television. One person “can get a good 65-inch flat panel display for $ 180 at Walmart. It’s kind of democratized because it’s not the 11-inch black and white that I had as a kid, ”he says. And on top of that, competing with shows like Succession – what is “just too good” – and Ozark makes theater even less attractive.
Rather, Affleck envisions a future in which there will be “three directors” who make non-superhero films that lure people into the cinemas. That may sound depressing, but Affleck prefers to see the positive side, namely that although people watch in the cinema instead of in the cinema, “they watch more, they appreciate more.”
A movie that people need to watch while streaming is Deep water, Affleck’s erotic thriller that he and his ex, Ana de Armas (Knife out, No time to die). An adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel – hey, this is IP! – from Disastrous attraction and 9 1/2 weeks Director Adrian Lyne, Deep water should hit theaters in 2020 before bumping into it by 2022 due to COVID reasons. But according to reports, Disney did pulled the film from theatrical release, with the intention of dropping it on Hulu. There is no current release date.
Regardless, Affleck’s meme status, mainly achieved through Smoking unfortunately, wears a blue towel while he thought about the ocean and his reunion with his early girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, will not be affected. He’s living his dreams, and Batman is no longer one of them.