In 2016, Ben Affleck became Batman for a live-action movie, in the first of what would become multiple appearances as the Dark Knight. But how many Batman movies feature Ben Affleck?
The Ben Affleck Batman movies
Ben Affleck played the role of Batman for five movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Justice League (2017), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023), and The Flash (2023).
Who directed the five Ben Affleck Batman films?
Zack Snyder directed Ben Affleck’s first and third Batman movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, while David Ayer directed Suicide Squad, James Wan directed Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Andy Muschietti directed The Flash.
Why did Ben Affleck only play Batman in five movies?
Ben Affleck was originally lined up to play the role of Batman for an ongoing series of movies, however, the production of his first three films (Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League) coincided with a difficult period in the actor’s life. His marriage had collapsed and he was beginning to drink heavily.
Upon advice from friends, the actor decided not to continue as Batman. Pressure from appearing in a high profile role, while at the same time going through some very personal issues, was likely to affect his health.
At this point, Justice League was to be his final movie. However, after much consideration, and some time away from the role, Affleck decided to return for two additional appearances as the Caped Crusader in 2023’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash.
Who are the cast of the Ben Affleck Batman movies?
Across the Batman movies Affleck is joined by an extensive list of actors, including Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Michael Keaton, amongst others.
What is the critical reception of Ben Affleck’s Batman movies?
According to IMDb, the three films are rated as follows:
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – 6.5/10
- Suicide Squad (2016) – 6/10
- Justice League (2017) – 6.4/10
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023) – Not yet rated
- The Flash (2023) – Not yet rated
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