Now was Ben Affleck good as a Batman? That's a debatable topic for some of y'all liked him and others criticise him till date. Unfortunately, Affleck in a way stepped into the shoes of Christian Bale and wasn't successful in carrying forward the superhero's legacy. After starring in two DC movies, Batman v/s Superman and Justice League, he decided to bid adieu to his character and we can't thank him enough for it. However, if George Clooney is to believe, he did advise the Pearl Harbour star to not essay this iconic character. Ben Affleck Explains Reason for Retiring As Batman, Says ‘I Couldn’t Crack the Idea for the Next Standalone Film’.
Yes, in his recent conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney revealed how his former experience prompted him to give a piece of advice to Affleck. Since Clooney had jointly produced 2012 historical drama, Argo with Ben, he wanted to advise him against it. "I actually did talk to him about it. I said 'Don't do it'. It was only from my experience, which is, you know," said Clooney in his chat. Though he believes Ben did a great job as DC's cape crusader, yet his fear was valid enough we say. Ben Affleck No Longer The Batman for Matt Reeves’ Film! 5 Actors We Want to See Replace Him!
Speaking about the time when he played the superhero in 1997 film Batman & Robin, he revealed how Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid more than him. Schwarzenegger was paid, I think, 25 million dollars for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together one day. But I took all the heat," he said. Well, the debacle of his character did make him wary of his future choices and he became very cautious about what he signs next.