It was a pretty sad moment when Ben Affleck revealed he was leaving the role of Batman after Justice League.
It wasn’t the best note for him to leave on.
He was also working on his own Batman movie, which was going to be called The Batman.
Honestly, Ben Affleck was perfect for the role and did an amazing job with what he was given.
The problem with the likes of Batman v Superman and Justice League wasn’t his performance – it was the scripts.
Justice League and Batman v Superman were poorly written and executed films.
Justice League was a total mess of a movie, and Batman v Superman had potential, but the script wasn’t very good.
Now, Ben Affleck has opened up on why he opted to leave the role during a very candid interview with The New York Times.
Ben Affleck reveals why he left The Batman
It turns out it was mainly down to his alcohol abuse.
I drank relatively normally for a long time. What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.
This interview with The New York Times is surprisingly honest and he goes into more detail than ever before about his personal struggles.
He then opened up about what happened with his script for The Batman and why he decided to leave the project.
I showed somebody The Batman script. They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went though again.
What do you make of this? Do you think Ben Affleck was right to leave the role and The Batman?
Would you have liked to see him play the role for a bit longer?
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