Ben Affleck, who was cast as Batman in the sequel to "Man of Steel," could be playing the Caped Crusader for several other projects. According to Yahoo UK, Affleck has allegedly been tapped to play the superhero in his own solo franchise and is also likely to reprise the role in a Justice League movie by Warner Bros. Reportedly the actor could be appear in about five "Batman Vs. Superman" movies.
"I don't think he'll play Batman forever (pun kinda intended)," Bill "Jet" Ramey, a writer for Batman-on-Film.com said. "If I had to guess, I'd say five: "BvS," three solo Batman films, and another DC team-up movie."
Last month Affleck told Playboy magazine that he had initially turned down the role when Warner Bros. first offered it to him.
"I told them I didn't see myself in the role," he said.
Warner Bros. didn't back down and asked the actor to take a look at the plans Zack Snyder had for the superhero.
"It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology," he continued. "It made me excited."
According to a September story by Variety, Warner Bros.' CEO Kevin Tsuijhara told investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications, and Entertainment Conference that the new Batman will be "tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while."
Tsuijhara wouldn't elaborate on what exactly that meant but clearly Affleck was a fan of the "new" Batman.
"We think it's going to be huge," he continued about casting Affleck. "We think it's the perfect springboard for Batman and Superman. Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character."
The "Man of Steel" sequel is slated to hit theaters the summer of 2015.