Where one Batman begins, another Batman ends.

After months of speculation, Ben Affleck has officially laid down the cowl and called it quits on his Batman career, with a new Dark Knight set to rise in his place. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures has dated The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), for June 25, 2021.

There was still no official confirmation from either the studio, Warner Bros or the actor himself until yesterday evening. The actor took to his Twitter account to wish the director on the project and express his excitement for it as well.
The actor tweeted an article of Deadline which clearly states that ‘Ben Affleck passes the torch to next generation of Bruce Wayne’. “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” – his tweet read.
Check it out below:

Though it’ll certainly be disappointing to many to hear that Ben’s done with the role, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise. After all, give that the DCEU is being heavily revamped, it’s not too shocking to see that WB’s trying to distance The Batman from the character’s less-than-beloved past outings. Plus, if Wonder Woman 1984 is going to steer clear of the events of Justice League by being set in the past, then it only figures that Reeves’ movie will do the same by featuring a younger Bruce Wayne.
Affleck seems to have left fans heartbroken and they replied to him on his Twitter post with heartbroken messages. Check them out below:

Meanwhile, Henry Cavill, who played Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, has also reportedly quit and will no longer play the last son of Krypton. As to when we will get another Justice League movie is hard to tell has the cinematic universe is clearly in distress to say the least.