Fans who follow the DCEU know about Ben Affleck’s feelings towards being Batman. Among the things that he has said about his role as Batman was that he wanted out. This might be due to the issues that have been going on with the studios. After all, a lot of the films in the DCEU have turned out to be disasters. The large event film which was the Justice League was a huge disappointment to people largely because of the studio interference. Many people are still hoping for a Zack Snyder cut of the Justice League, but if Suicide Squad is any indication, this may not happen.
One of the original plans that Ben Affleck had for Batman was that he was not only going to star as Batman, but he was also going to direct a Batman film. However, a lot of frustrating occurrences have led the star to rethink his plan to direct a Batman film. The directorial role has gone to Matt Reeves who has handled movies in the Planet of the Apes franchise. Then it has gotten to the point where Ben Affleck has stated that he wanted out of the role as Batman which was a blow dealt to fans everywhere because they loved his portrayal as Batman.
As of right now, there are rumors going around saying that Ben Affleck wants to continue in the role as the Dark Knight. However, as of right now, it can only be taken as a rumor. Ben Affleck might have stuck to his guns about leaving the DCEU and allowing another actor to take on the role as Batman. The problem is a lot bigger than Ben Affleck, though. The studios have to let the filmmakers tell their story.