Batman to get 2021 release with a much younger Bruce Wayne: report

Ben Affleck will be passing the baton to a new actor to play Batman in the planned 2021 release.

The 46-year-old actor played the iconic character in three films, including “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League.”

Deadline Hollywood reported that the next film, titled: “The Batman,” is slated for June 25, 2021 and will feature a much younger Bruce Wayne.

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Director and screenwriter Matt Reeves, whose work includes “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Cloverfield,” is reportedly attached to the project.

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Affleck was initially going to direct the film but opted out after realizing he wasn’t right for the role, the report said. His replacement as Batman has not been announced.