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Ben Affleck recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he spoke about many things including not playing Batman.

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The actor explained why he will not be returning as the Caped Crusader in the 2021 film “The Batman,” to be written and directed by Matt Reeves. Affleck is retiring from the role after playing Bruce Wayne in three movies: “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Justice League.”

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” Affleck told Kimmel. “So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people, so I’m excited.”

Affleck added that he gave the superhero movie his best shot, but feels he isn’t right for the role anymore.

In the meantime, Affleck will soon star in and produce an adaptation of Kate Alice Marshall’s novel “I Am Still Alive.” He is also committed to starring in an upcoming film “Torrance,” a Gavin O’Connor-directed drama.

The new Dark Knight has yet to be cast.

By Damilola Faustino

Read also: Ben Affleck Officially Bows Out As Batman

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