Ben Affleck formally mentioned goodbye to Batman on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night time (Feb. 14).
The Triple Frontier star ended all hypothesis for good that he would painting the Dark Knight once more on the massive display screen. "I attempted to direct a model of [Batman], [I] labored with a extremely good screenwriter, however kinda simply couldn't provide you with a model. Couldn't crack it. I assumed it was time for another person to take a shot at it. And they've acquired some actually good folks," mentioned Affleck.
To soften the information, host Jimmy Kimmel then "formally retired" Affleck's Batsuit in a particular ceremony that occurs "every time the Bat torch is handed." Kimmel common Guillermo Rodriguez, dressed as "Robert," then introduced out Affleck's Batsuit and prepped it to be lifted to the studio rafters, the place it changed one other little bit of Hollywood memorabilia, Matt Damon's thong from Behind the Candelabra.