Ben Affleck will reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for what will likely be his final time in The Flash, and the actor has once again spoken about suiting-up as The Dark Knight and doing what he considers to be his "best work" as the iconic DC hero.
Affleck readily admits that the sequence he outlines is a bit spoilery, so be warned!
During an appearance on the Smartless podcast, the Air star praised the film and reiterated that he feels this is "the best shit he's done" as the Caped Crusader.
"I don’t wanna give a spoiler, but it was a scene where I get caught, I get saved by Wonder Woman during a conflagration with some bad guys," he said. "And she saves me by– I mean, I’m sure the spoiler, DC assassins are gonna get me, but […] she saves me with the Lasso of Truth. And so what happens is that Batman divulges some of his real feelings about his life and his work... I was like, 'Wait a minute, I got it!'"
Could Affleck be having second thoughts about leaving Batman behind?
Last we heard, both Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill's cameos were cut from The Flash, so unless things have changed, there's a good chance this scene won't even appear in the finished film.
"Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash features Barry Allen traveling back in time in order to change events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to help. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…albeit not the one he’s looking for.
Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"
The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson, an a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Double Dream/a Disco Factory production of an Andy Muschietti film.
The Flash will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theaters in North America on June 16, 2023 and internationally beginning 14 June 2023.