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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Affleck Reportedy Out as Batman - Jon Hamm Wants In!

The rumor mill has been buzzing today after a confusing report that came out on the Hollywood Reporter website that Henry Cavill was out as Supes. His agent and WB themselves later attempted to qualify what seemed to be more of a hiatus from the cape...although if what everyone is saying is true, it won't much matter with Superman being put on the back burner for the time being. 

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Now, more reports about Ben Affleck, the long rumored departure from the Dark Knight role that he was so eager to play. A writer with Forbes took to Twitter, exclaiming to fans that Affleck indeed will not be Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves helmed 'The Batman' movie. 

“He's not Batman in this movie. As of now, there are no plans to involve Affleck, and the situation behind the scenes is that he's been arranging his exit from the DCEU for months...I know fans hate to hear this, but it's time to prepare yourselves for Batman without Affleck,”

In related news, Mad Men actor Jon Hamm has thrown his hat in the ring, stating that he would like to be involved if the script was right. The interview was in the Hollywood Reporter:

"It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well."

LOG Opinion Time: It's been an exhausting day, lol. Hamm certainly has the chin and the classic looks for the role. We'll see how it shakes out, but hopefully WB does recognize what Marvel is doing that they aren't. 

The DC Extended Universe will have the following films releasing soon:

  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019
  • Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019