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.”
This exchange makes it unclear if Casey Affleck was joking or walking his statement back once he realized he let something big slip. There were rumors that Ben Affleck was looking for a way out of his Batman gig, but he seemed to dispel those rumors at Comic-Con International: San Diego. If Casey Affleck wasn’t joking, it's possible that he doesn’t know the most recent developments in Ben Affleck's deal with Warner Bros. On the other hand, maybe there are plans to kill off Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Ben Affleck is just doing his best to keep it hidden.
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