BREAKING: So last night a rumour was started that #warnerbrosare working on plans to usher out #BenAffleck's #batmanfrom the #DCEU, and unsurprisingly it's got a lot of people talking.
But before we delve in and think about things, the first thing we need to note is that this is just a rumour. Sometimes these things turn out to be true, sometimes they turn out to be false, and for me this rumour could easily be either, but regardless we can't view this as certainty yet.
So with that said, firstly if it turns out to not be the case it either means the whistle-blower at #warnerbroshas caught wind of a potential back-up plan that will only occur if things get worse or Affleck states he wants to leave, or they're just being an asshole.
If it's true however, that means that they are indeed looking for a way to phase him out in a way addressed in the story, and that in the process the DCEU will lose one of its greatest assets.
It would hardly be surprising though, as it's pretty clear what a headache the DCEU is for the ageing star, as he dropped out of directing #TheBatman, and had both his #LivebyNight and #theaccountantbomb after appearing in #BatmanvSuperman.
Things is though, I still think it would be a very unwise move for him to leave (and let's be honest here it wouldn't be WB starting the talks) as not only is he one of the best #Batman's we've ever seen who just so happened to end up in a movie many disliked, he could also damage his reputation by leaving a franchise if it goes south.
So I hope he stays, and I equally hope he plays a big role in rescuing the DCEU, but if this rumour turns out to be true, it's another huge blow for the franchise and finding a Batman up to Ben's standard would be very difficult.
It will be interesting to see what's said at the #justiceleague #comicconpanel tonight where Affleck is slated to appear, but it certainly casts a slightly grey shadow over the event. What are your thoughts on this rumour? Do you think it's true, or garbage? And what would you think of it if it was true? Let me know below