The Affleck brothers are a national treasure.
Writing about Ben and his
failures challenges has been one of my favorite things to over the past year. I backed off for a while once he hit rehab but the grace period is over. When we last left our favorite Affleck he was fresh out of rehab and going to church with that woman who wouldn’t let him get divorced. (they called off the divorce. weird move) But fast forward a few months and we’ve got ourselves a new man!! Things are on the UP! for Benny boy. He’s got some pep in his step and is openly dating some hot blonde SNL producer named Lindsay Shookus, which I’m assuming means that divorce will be going forward after all! Hooray Ben!! Last night was Ben’s 45th birthday which he happily spent with his kids. Things have been going pretty good for Ben over the past couple months, which means he was due to have a slight setback… enter Casey from the clouds:
Source – Casey Affleck doesn’t seem to think his brother, Ben Affleck, is going to be sticking around the DC Extended Universe much longer. In an interview with WEEI Sports, out of Affleck’s’ hometown of Boston, Casey Affleck said that he didn’t believe his brother would be doing the upcoming solo Batman movie.“I thought he was an OK Batman,” Affleck said. “No, I thought he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie, I don’t think. Sorry to say.”
In the video above you can see that one of the radio hosts points out that Affleck just broke some major news, to which Affleck responds, “Is that breaking news? Because I was just kind of making that up, I don’t know.”
CLASSIC. Hey Casey, do you think Ben’s going to be happy with you after this?
Nope, I don’t think so either. You’ve just opened the floodgates and left your brother standing there to drown. We know Ben hasn’t been happy with Justice League. We know he bailed as director of The Batman, a project he single handedly pushed into existence. We know he wanted out of playing Batman but Warner Bros. has him under contract so he has no choice.
So what does this news mean? Well a few things could have happened. Either
A: Ben and Warner Bros have come to an agreement to replace Ben as Batman in a creative way via his character which would be a major plot reveal,
B: Ben has decided to commit career suicide and just bail on the project and focus on pulling his life together (which could use some work)
C: Casey is dumb as rocks and hasn’t talked to Ben since February when he expressed a desire to quit being Batman originally.
My guess? I think it’s a combination of A & C. I think Ben was going to be killed off and replaced by Nightwing or something like that, but Casey is a dumbass and doesnt understand what that means. But everyone GET EXCITED because Ben is back in the news and this story is just starting to unfold. I couldn’t be more pumped.
For what it’s worth, this was my exact reaction when I saw this headline an hour ago. I had to explain myself to my cube mates… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯