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 

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Ben Affleck played the role of Batman for three movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016) and Justice League (2017).


Who directed the three Ben Affleck Batman films?

Zack Snyder directed Ben Affleck’s first and third Batman movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice andJustice League. David Ayer directed Suicide Squad.

Why did Ben Affleck only play Batman in three movies?

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Ben Affleck was originally lined up to play the role of Batman for more than three movies, however, he walked away from the part shortly after the release of Justice League

During 2015/2016, when filming the three movies, Affleck was drinking heavily and was working his way through the collapse of his marriage. Upon advice from friends, the actor decided not to continue in the role of Batman, as it was likely to affect his health.


Who are the cast of the Ben Affleck Batman movies?

Across the three 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 and Will Smith, amongst others.

What is the critical reception of Ben Affleck’s Batman movies?

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According to IMDbthe 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

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