For months now, Ben Affleck has been going back and forth about his continued work as Batman in Warner Bros.' DCU. It's one of the longest-running and in-no-way tedious entertainment stories of the year, and today it seems to have reached its pinnacle.
In a new interview with Daily Sabah, Affleck says the following about his continued work beneath Batman's cowl:
“For me, it’s interesting, and I always evaluate this stuff on the merit of the material. I want to direct a Batman movie, and I never got a script that I was happy with, so they are starting over and writing another script. And right now, I think a lot of different possibilities I think for the way the DC Universe could go, and I will just follow my interests in pursing that. And I know that I love working with this group of people, and it was a real joy for me to make this movie.”
Parts of this seem to contradict information we already have, other parts seem specifically worded to be as vague as humanly possible. Over the course of 97 words (yes, we counted), Affleck says nothing of any real substance, which leads us to believe he's either attempting to negotiate with Warner Bros. through the press ... or he legitimately has no idea where this franchise may be headed next.
In either event, this is boring. It's boring for you, it's boring for us, and we suspect that it's very boring for Ben Affleck. As such, I'm going to call it: Birth.Movies.Death. won't be running any further stories on this matter until everyone gets their shit together and something official occurs.
Until that day comes, friends: stay safe out there.