The internet is currently abuzz with the news that Ben Affleck will return as Batman in the upcoming The Flash feature film .
News broke earlier today that Affleck will indeed reprise his role as Gotham's Caped Crusader in a movie that is expected to play out a version of the famed "Flashpoint" storyline from the comics.
Affleck, who famously walked away from the role following 2017's Justice League , was previously thought to be uninterested in donning the cape and cowl again. However, it seems that he has been enticed to come back with a little bit of effort.
The Wrap reported that Affleck signed onto The Flash sometime in the last week after giving notes on the script, with him accepting to be in the film "in the last couple of days."
The Wrap fully detailed:
According to an insider with knowledge of the project, conversations with Affleck started in the last couple of months to pique his interest in joining the “The Flash.” Before committing, Affleck had notes on the script which were addressed in the draft given to him last week, and he finally agreed to join the project in the last couple of days.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Ben Affleck, who was notably going through a divorce roughly around the time he decided to leave the Batman role, could be perceived as having grown a bit "burnt out" on the prospect of playing the character anymore. Matters in Affleck's personal life seem to have taken a bit of an upswing since then, which may have played a part in his openness to reprise Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Additionally, it's currently unknown what the nature of these script notes entailed, or if the actor had any other demands or stipulations. Whatever the case may be, fans all over the world are celebrating his return to the DCEU and, whatever needed to be done to accomplish this seems to have been worth it.
The Flash is expected to open in theaters on June 3rd, 2022. The film will be included at DC FanDome, DC's fast-approaching virtual convention, at one of the event's featured panels.