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Ben Affleck Confirms He's Staying on as Batman: 'Batman is the Coolest Part in Any Universe'

by Liz Calvario 1:40 PM PDT, July 22, 2017
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Ben Affleck isn’t leaving the DC Comic Cinematic Universe anytime soon!

Following a report that the 44-year-old actor was leaving his role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in future movies, Affleck shot down the rumors during the Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

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"Let me be clear. I'm the luckiest guy. Batman is the coolest f**king part in any universe, DC, Marvel," Affleck told the crowd. "I am so thrilled to do it. I know there's this misconception that because I'm not directing it, that maybe I wasn't enthusiastic about it. It's f**king amazing! I still can't believe it after two films."

"Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich said to me, 'We want you to be our Batman,'" he continued. "Matt Reeves, doing it, I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves, never mind be Batman. It's incredible! I'm really blown away and excited. It’s a great time in the DC universe… and you can see why I am so excited to play Batman."

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Earlier in the day, Gal Gadot, the fierce and gorgeous Wonder Woman, shared a cast shot with Affleck, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher. During the film's panel, a new trailer was shown, Wonder Woman 2 was confirmed, and a stunning new poster for Justice League was unveiled earlier in the day.

Following the panel, Gadot also shared more videos of her Comic-Con 2017 experience on social media.

From our pov...😏❤

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For more on Justice League, in theaters on Nov. 17, watch below.

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