Actor Ben Affleck has stepped out of the forthcoming superhero franchise film, The Batman. The 46-year-old actor, who had earlier played Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League, is not any longer a part of the Matt Reeves’ project.

On January 31, Affleck tweeted an article about his exit from the upcoming film and wrote: “Excited for ‘The Batman’ in Summer 2021 and to see Matt Reeves’ vision come to life.”

Reportedly, after Affleck’s exit, a younger actor is expected to take on the mantle in Matt Reeves’ stand-alone film because it focuses on the early life of Batman.

Although, the film wouldn’t be based on Reeves’ favourite comic, Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One.

Warner Bros has officially announced that The Batman will release on June 25, 2021. However, the plot and other casting details of the 2021 version of Batman are still under the wraps.