Ben Affleck Left ‘The Batman’ After Being Told ‘You’ll Drink Yourself to Death’

More than a year after his announcement that he’d be giving up the role of The Dark Knight, Ben Affleck has opened up about his decision in a New York Times profile.Affleck was previously set to direct and star in the DC film before it landed with filmmaker Matt Reeves and the new Caped Crusader, Robert Pattinson.

In the profile, Affleck opened up about his struggle with alcoholism, his uneasy experience working on “Justice League” and the decisions that led him to his forthcoming role in “The Way Back.”His tumultuous time spent working on “Justice League” was only one of the reasons he opted out of the next film in the Batman franchise, Affleck said.“I showed somebody ‘The Batman’ script,” he said.

“They said, ‘I think the script is good.

I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went though again.

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