JUSTICE LEAGUE Actor Ben Affleck Says "IP Movies" No Longer Interest Him

Ben Affleck is set to reprise the role of Batman for The Flash, but based on the actor's comments in a recent interview, it sounds like this will be the last time we see him in the cape and cowl.

After making three appearances as Batman in The DCEU, Ben Affleck decided to hang up the cape and cowl following what he describes as a "difficult" time working on Justice League. Though the actor did return to shoot additional scenes for the "Snyder Cut," it was generally assumed that this would be the last time we'd see him suited-up as The Dark Knight.

When the news broke that Affleck would reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for Andy Muschietti's The Flash, fans of this take on the iconic DC Comics vigilante were understandably very excited, and speculation began to mount that he might stay on as the character moving forward. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Affleck has any interest in continuing his journey as the Caped Crusader.

While chatting to The Playlist about his new film The Tender Bar, Affleck was asked about the box office performance of The Last Duel and the current state of the film industry in general. Though he never mentions Batman or superhero movies, specifically, his comments certainly suggest that he's done with big franchise roles for the time being.

"I don’t want to do IP movies, where you have this sort of built-in audience. That’s something I was interested in and liked, and I just don’t like anymore. I like other people who do it. And if you are going to do it, you should love it. And I love something different. So, I want to do that."

Affleck said he had a "lot of fun" working on The Flash in a previous interview, so if the upcoming movie really is to be his Batman swansong, we're glad it was a positive experience.

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