Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Andy Muschietti-directed “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller in the title role.
“It was a really nice way to revisit that as the prior experience had been difficult,” Affleck told me Sunday at a tastemaker screening of his upcoming George Clooney-directed coming-of-age drama “The Tender Bar.” “This was really lovely. Really fun.”
He also said, “I had a great time,” before cracking, “I’m probably under some gag order that I’m not even aware that I probably just violated and I’m now going to be sued.”
He gushed over Miller as well as being able to shoot in the U.K. “I love Ezra and I had a chance to see Jason [Momoa], who’s over there making ‘Aquaman [and the Lost Kingdom],’” Affleck said.
Affleck isn’t he only Caped Crusader appearing in “The Flash.” Michael Keaton will also pop up in the universe-crossing film.
In “The Tender Bar,” Affleck plays a bar owner who becomes a father figure to his young nephew, whose dad abandons him and his mother for a career as a radio DJ. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name.
“It’s a movie about kindness and love and support and goodness, ultimately, of people,” Affleck said. “I think the world is a tough and ugly place, particularly now, so I feel good injecting this movie onto the world.”
“The Tender Bar” will be released in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on Dec. 17, followed by a nationwide rollout on Dec. 22. The film will available globally on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 7, 2022.