Michael Keaton Reportedly NOT Replacing Ben Affleck As Batman In The DCEU

It’s now being reported that Michael Keaton won’t be replacing Ben Affleck as the DCEU’s main Batman. This report comes to us from Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity.

This story’s been rolling on all day now and people seem to be losing their respective minds over it. It was reported that there were going to be two Batmen moving forward: one played by Robert Pattinson, and one more played by another actor. This was revealed by DC Films’ overseer, Walter Hamada in his interview with The New York Times.

The author of that interview, a Mr Brooks Barnes, then revealed via Twitter that the other Batman was Michael Keaton, which now has people thinking that he’s the DCEU’s main Batman, not Ben Affleck.

Michael Keaton isn’t replacing Ben Affleck as the DCEU’s main Batman

Michael Keaton as Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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Well, Mikey Sutton is now claiming that this is not the case and that the whole thing’s been one big misunderstanding. Here’s what Sutton wrote in his article on the matter:

As I reported on December 28, The New York Times’ interview with DC Films president Walter Hamada would be distorted, cut up into pieces of misleading click-bait. Sure enough, that is exactly what happened, especially with Hamada’s statement that “Warner Bros. will have two different film sagas involving Batman — played by two different actors — running at the same time.” The running speculation that Keaton having his own theatrical Batman again has created this whirlpool of speculation, bogus information, and wrongly interpreted corporate speak.

Sutton then added:

Keaton will not be replacing Affleck as his Batman will exist on a different Earth where the main Dark Knight is a younger one, Terry McGinnis. The continuity has no association with Affleck’s in Suicide Squad, Dawn of Justice, or Justice League. The DCEU is interpreted as the world in which director Zack Snyder visualized in Man of Steel, later explored in its spin-offs. So while the multiverse may connect Batman Beyond to that corner of DC Films, to say that Keaton is taking over Affleck’s role in it is inaccurate but makes for delicious ad revenue in irritating and worrying Snyder fans for sure, yes?

What do you make of this report? Do you think that Michael Keaton really is replacing Ben Affleck as the DCEU’s Batman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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