Ben Affleck reveals how much screen time his version of Batman has in Andy Muschietti’s The Flash. The upcoming DC film is expected to show two versions of Batman, with Michael Keaton returning as one of the versions we’ll see on screen.
Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are highlighted in the trailers. We even saw Affleck’s version in some intense action sequences with his batcycle too.
But even before shooting began it always had an impression that Keaton’s Batman will be the main version of the film. So many of us wonder, how much of Affleck’s Batman are we expected to see?
Ben Affleck’s Batman Only Lasts 5 Minutes in The Flash
Yeah, I did finally figure out how to play that character [Batman], and I nailed it in The Flash. For the five minutes I’m there, it’s really great. A lot of it’s just tone.
The official runtime is reported to be 2 hours and 30 minutes, which is a pretty long film. If what Ben Affleck is saying is true, five minutes is a very short time. It’s a bit disappointing news, especially for fans of Batfleck.
Would that five minutes include the one that he is wearing the Batsuit too? Or would that just be the moment in which Ben plays Bruce Wayne while his mask is removed? Many of the action sequences that were revealed earlier had his stunt double doing the Batcycle sequences. Do those count? We don’t know, but all I can say, I wish there was more.
The Flash has gone through so many reshoots in the past couple of years that it’s hard to tell what will happen with the film. But we do keep hearing that this is the most important film for DC as it will push forward the new DC Universe.
Ezra Miller’s The Flash is loosely based on Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s 2011 comic book Flashpoint where The Flash, aka Barry Allen, goes back in time to save his mother from dying. This caused an alternate universe which changed the DC Universe history. In the comic, in the new universe, instead of Bruce Wayne turning into Batman, it was his father, Thomas Wayne, who became the Dark Knight.
The Flash’s trailer has shown that there will be similarities between the film and Flashpoint. In the alternate universe that Barry has created, Bruce Wayne is an older person, and Superman doesn’t exist. Based on the trailer, it seems that it will also recreate Man of Steel as Michael Shannon returns as General Zod.
Rumours also imply that Ezra Miller’s Flash won’t be returning to his own universe anytime soon, as he may meet another version of Batman by the end of the film.
Will we see more of Ben Affleck’s Batman after The Flash?
The future of Ben Affleck’s Batman has already been decided. DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has confirmed that they’ll be looking for actors to take the role of the Dark Knight for the DCU. So, all we can do is just enjoy the last remaining moments of seeing Affleck’s version of Batman as much as we can before it ends.
We still do wonder if we’ll see him in other films before the new DCU kicks in. It’s no secret that he did film scenes for Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, in which Aquaman star Jason Momoa revealed himself. The question here is, are the reshoots with Ben Affleck cut?
I’m happy to see Ben Affleck again in the Batsuit; I really enjoyed seeing him as a mature version of Batman. But I am sad to know that we haven’t really seen his true potential, as his planned solo film didn’t materialise. I am hoping that the five minutes that he is in The Flash, would be worth it. Any chance that the five minutes he spoke of is just a figure of speech? Or the 5 minutes are just the speaking scenes, and everything else that supplies the “tone” isn’t included in those minutes?
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