Luckily, at Warner Brothers' Hall-H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck came out on stage and flat out denied the rumors with a statement showing his enthusiasm for the role. "Marvel. I'm so thrilled to do it".
Affleck was announced as the new Batman in 2013, with his first appearance in the role in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". "Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a fucking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves let alone Batman". Affleck insisted that he's still interested in playing Batman, even though he's not directing the upcoming Batman movie.
He went on to name the Warner Bros. executives who told him that they wanted him to stay on as Batman, adding, "I believe them".
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Matt Reeves, who took over for Affleck after he backed out from directing the project in January, said in early 2017 that he was throwing out Affleck's script and starting over. "It's f-king fantastic. I still can't believe it". War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves was hired as Affleck's replacement.
Warner Bros. has been adamant in saying that Affleck is still their Batman, but that hasn't stopped reports from saying that the studio is looking for a graceful way to transition him out of the part before Reeves starts off with a planned trilogy.
Neither Snyder nor Whedon were at Comic-Con, although Snyder tweeted Friday that he was sending his best to the "Justice League" team.
The next time Batman will don his iconic cowl is in Justice League, due out November 17.