He's the embattled bat. Many feel like he received the short end of the stick when he donned the cape and cowl in Batman V. Superman and Justice League. Even though it was confirmed that Affleck
stepped away from the role for The Batman where Robert Pattinson stepped in, it appears Vanity Fair has learned that Affleck has received...and accepted the script for the new Flash movie due out in 2022.
Here's the official scoop from Vanity Fair "The Flash movie, which is planned for release in summer 2022, will feature fast-moving hyper-hero Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, breaking the bonds of physics to crash into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes. It’s an adaptation of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint series of comic book crossovers, directed by Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind the recent adaptations of Stephen King’s It and It Chapter Two." Vanity Fair reports.
DID YOU READ THAT? FLASHPOINT!!!
From Muschietti "His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable, He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”
In the DCEU, Ben Affleck's portrayal of Bruce Wayne is the original Batman as you've seen in the previous Zack Snyder films. This is a great starting point to kick off the multiverse, and grow the roots of what could be an absolutely MASSIVE web (unintentional pun) of stories and backgrounds.
Multiple tv shows from DC have done crossovers, recently the Crisis On Infinite Earths wowed 80's comic fans who finally got to see the story translated to the small screen. We even got to see Ezra Miller come face to face with the TV version of the Flash, Grant Gustin. (spoiler alert, in the show Miller's Flash didn't know he was called Flash. That was fun.)
There's no telling if this will be the last time Affleck shows up as the caped crusader, but for now I'm just going to nerd out on an honest-to-goodness FLASHPOINT movie. Let me be. Paul Brown is the founder of Kulture Popped and owner of Spotlight Marketing Solutions, LLC