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Ben Affleck steps down from Batman role ahead of new film

The actor is busy starring in a number of other productions

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Ben Affleck has stepped down from his role as Batman, ahead of the new film.

The actor had been rumoured to be leaving the role for quite some time, after he starred in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.

According to Deadline, the upcoming film is set to focus on a younger Bruce Wayne and therefore they need a young actor to play the role.

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Ben reportedly stepped down from directing the film in 2017, as he is set to appear in a number of other films, and the role was passed on to Matt Reeves.

The online publication also reported that the film is set to be released on 25th June 2021.

The father-of-three seemed to confirm the news as he retweeted the article and wrote: “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.”