Ben Affleck: ‘Playing Batman is a dream come true’


Ben Affleck still can’t quite believe he has fulfilled his boyhood dream of playing Batman.

The 45-year-old Oscar-winning director and actor first donned the famous suit in 2016 for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside Henry Cavill as Superman.

Affleck is due to appear as the Gotham superhero in the upcoming Justice League movie with Gal Gadot reprising her role as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Ezra Miller as The Flash.

And the father-of-three gushed to Geek Magazine that starring alongside his comic book heroes in the DC blockbuster, set for release in November (17), is quite literally a dream come true.

“Playing Batman was a boyhood dream come true for me, so playing Batman alongside the Justice League? I mean, what can you say?” Affleck smiled.

“The first time we all stood on set in costume, we just looked around at each other and you could tell it was a big moment for each one of us.”

Affleck has been the subject of constant rumours suggesting he’ll be hanging up his Batsuit after he dropped out of directing standalone movie The Batman.

It was also reported his script for the movie was scrapped after new director Matt Reeves joined the DC project, but Affleck was quick to shoot down the claims.

“Everyone at the studio tells me I’m their Batman and I believe it. And Matt Reeves? I’d be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. I’m blown away, and it’s an exciting time in the DC Universe. I’m excited to be Batman,” he enthused.