Did Ben Affleck Going To Rehab Affect His Role In The Batman??

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We applaud Ben Affleck for being forthright with the public, letting everyone know about his struggle with alcohol addiction. It was a sincerely brave move.

But after his performance was one of the only positively reviewed things in Batman v Superman, he isn’t the hero fans deserve — he’s the one they WANT!

So now his admission has admirers asking, does his rehab stint change things for The Batman?

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Production of the upcoming Batman solo film has already hit some snags, with scheduling changes and Ben himself dropping out as the director — leading many to wonder if he would even return as the superhero (BvS, Suicide Squad, and Justice League are rumored to fulfill his contractual obligation to the studio).

But fear not, citizens of Gotham!

A source tells Entertainment Weekly that Ben’s involvement in the project has not changed; he’s still working on the script with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and still plans to star.

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Even the two weeks of rehab (though the dates are shaky, the math tells us he started right after the Oscars), shouldn’t have put much of a dent in the process.

According to Variety reporter Justin Kroll, new Batman director Matt Reeves is still scheduled to be working on post-production for War Of The Planet Of The Apes until the end of June. Then there’s casting, etc.

It sounds like Ben can take it easy and work on the script and staying healthy for the next few months!

We wish him all the strength in the world through this struggle!

[Image via Warner Bros..]

Mar 15, 2017 2:12pm PDT

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