All things considered, Affleck’s return to the DCEU is a welcome sight. Thankfully, The Flash has an exciting panel during DC FanDome, and there’s a good chance that more concrete clarification will be provided then.
Forbes’ Mark Hughes has shared an interesting tidbit about Affleck’s return to the DCEU. Hughes suggest that “plenty of folks at HBO Max” is keen on having a “Batman mini-series or film project with Affleck:”
“Let me make a full mea culpa on disbelieving the earlier rumors, and for doubting the chances of Affleck’s return once Keaton was involved. Two great Batmen in one movie? Didn’t seem possible. But here we are, and now the rumors of a possible Affleck HBO Max series are more believable too — not just more so, but I hear new rumors today that plenty of folks at HBO Max would like to have a Batman miniseries or film project with Affleck.”
Interestingly, The Wrap’s insider Umberto Gonzalez revealed a contradicting statement to Hughes’ claim by pointing out that “there will be no other films with Affleck’s Batman or an HBO Max show” that will happen sometime soon. Gonzalez also shared that Matt Reeves’ The Batman “will not be affected:”
There will be no other films with Affleck’s Batman or an HBO MAX show as has been rumored online amongst fanboy outlets. Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman” will not be affected and Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is still viewed as the future of the franchise.
On the surface, the idea of Affleck’s Batman starring in a HBO Max mini-series or a feature film will definitely entice fans, but the chances of it happening could depend on the actor himself. As reported earlier, Affleck only returned due to The Flash’s compelling script. If an HBO Max series or film will happen in the future, a good script should be in the cards in order to convince the actor to return.