Two Batman Live-Action Franchises Planned to Run At the Same Time For WB

It seems that Ben Affleck’s tenure as the Batman may not be quite finished yet as not only will he be reprising his role in The Flash but in a recent New York Times interview with DC Films head Walter Hamada, Hamada teased even more when it comes to the future of Batman!

This is what DC Films president had to say about Bruce Wayne’s future over at DC Films:

“I don’t think anyone else has ever attempted this,” Hamada said of DC Films’ plan for bringing two different Batmen to theaters on a consistent basis. “But audiences are sophisticated enough to understand it. If we make good movies, they will go with it.”

Does This Open The Door For An Extended Return for Ben Affleck’s Batman

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This comment has of course raised speculation for what this could mean for Ben Affleck’s iteration of the character because up till this point it was assumed that The Flash would be Affleck’s final appearance as the character.

While this could still be the case and The Flash could be Ben Affleck’s final appearance, what does this mean? Do they plan to recast him in the DCEU? If so would this still be the same iteration of Batman, just with a different actor?

What I’m personally hoping for is that maybe this could mean Ben Affleck could be attached to one of the HBO Max projects that are said to now be happening every year.

Affleck could also end up having a similar role as Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ben Affleck could continue to return as Batman in the DCEU but he won’t have any standalone projects.

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What are your thoughts on these comments made by Walter Hamada? Are you excited to see what this means for Batman’s future in the DCEU? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to come back to The Illuminerdi for more DC news and updates like this in the future!



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