Ben Affleck Denies Report He's Being 'Ushered Out' of Batman Role
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Ben Affleck shut down a report this weekend that he's done playing Batman.

The actor told fans during a "Justice League" Comic-Con panel Saturday to ignore a Hollywood Reporter article reporting that Warner Bros. is looking to "usher out Affleck’s Batman gracefully" in order to find a younger actor to play the roll.

"Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy int the world. Batman is the coolest f-cking part in the universe," he said. "I'm so thrilled to do it. It's f-cking amazing. I still can't believe it after two films."

Affleck said he's contracted to do two more Batman movies after "Batman v Superman," which includes this year's "Justice League" and the Matt Reeves-directed solo adventure "The Batman," which Affleck was originally going to direct before backing out.

"I'm so excited to do it. I think there's this misconception that because I'm not directing it I'm not doing it," he continued. "But I'm so excited to be Batman."

Affleck told EW at Comic-Con that he believes people started to think he was no longer interested in the role because he decided not to direct "The Batman."

"It’s such a big job, in terms of the stunts and the suit and the action and the character. Trying to do that, and direct, would probably be too much," he said. "Something would be compromised. I think it came off, optically, to the broader world, like lack of interest or enthusiasm, when in fact I love this character."

"Justice League" hits theaters Nov. 17.

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