Damage Control: Casey Affleck Adds Fuel To THE BATMAN Fire
The Batman has been a topic of discussion since Ben Affleck was first attached to the caped crusader and remained a constant topic when it was clear that fans were on a seesaw ride of what to expect concerning the future of Mister Wayne. Even after Ben Affleck appeared in the films that would give something for us to look forward to, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, we are still hearing conflicting reports on if there will ever be a stand alone film starring this older Dark Knight.
Yesterday we reported that in an interview on the Boston radio show, Dale & Holley With Keefe, Casey Affleck, the brother of Ben Affleck, sparked the flames of doubt again when speaking about his brother’s role as Batman and particularly referenced The Batman, which is what the solo film has been called:
“But he’s not going to do [The Batman], I don’t think. Sorry to say. … Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know.”
It can be frustrating reading this as it seems that Casey Affleck was having some fun with the hosts and really just sharing his opinion but it is not a far fetched thought that his opinion is coming from some place of information that he was privy to, for crying out loud, Ben is his brother!
Casey tried to do some damage control behind his representative who told BuzzFeed that:
“he was having fun with the folks at the Red Sox game — where he threw out the first pitch in support of the Jimmy Fund — and not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge.”
Needless to say, the fire is already ablaze and until the Justice League movie comes to the screen in November, this will be in the front of the mind of fans.