An insider told The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. wants to steer out Ben Affleck as “Batman” as early as possible. However, there is no information about when and how this change would take place, but Independent reports that the studio wants a younger actor for the next MCU movies.

Matt Reeves is directing “The Batman” as Ben has stepped down from the project. Matt has reportedly changed the script that DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck wrote together. Reeves acknowledges that he has some fantastic plans for a "Batman" trilogy, meaning that Ben could be in his 60s by the time it ends.

The actor addresses ‘Batman’ rumors

A report by Los Angeles Times reveals that Warner Bros. wants Ben Affleck to step out of the role of “Batman” as gracefully as possible. However, the actor says that he is still a part of the film franchise despite the reports that his days as the masked superhero might be numbered.

“Let me make one thing clear that I am still a part of the film franchise,” Ben told the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, July 23. His comments came after the Independent UK published a report that the actor’s future as “Batman” was at risk. The news outlet also claimed that Warner Bros. was looking for younger stars, and it auditioned some actors.

Ben Affleck is getting old

It would not be wrong to say that older superheroes are not uncommon in the entertainment industry. Ben Affleck is significantly older than his fellow “Justice League” artists. Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot are younger than thirty-five, while Ezra Miller is only 26 years old. Jason Momoa is the only “Justice League” actor who is anywhere close to forty.

“Justice League,” written by Chris Terrio and directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio, is inspired by a book of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.

K. Simmons. None of those actors are older than Ben Affleck, meaning his chance of getting retired from the movie franchise is high.

A separate report by Comic Book revealed that either Richard Armitage or Joe Manganiello would replace Ben Affleck. Joseph is already famous for his works in “Spider-Man,” “One Tree Hill,” “Sabotage,” “What to Expect When You're Expecting” and “Magic Mike,” while Richard Crispin Armitage is known for his performance in “North & South.”