While he might not be doing a crossfit montage in the Batcave, actor Ben Affleck is reportedly getting back into fighting shape in preparation for Warner Bros.’ “The Batman.”
While we still don’t know when “The Batman” will begin production, TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzalez revealed on Heroic Insider that an unnamed source contends Affleck has once again started hitting the weights to regain the Dark Knight’s imposing, muscular figure seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and in the trailers for “Justice League.”
“Ben Affleck, Batman, I just got word that he just started training again for the role,” Gonzalez said. “You know how there was talk that he was gonna leave and he might leave the role? Nah, bro. He’s working out. He’s getting back in shape.”
Does this mean that production on “The Batman” could be ramping up soon? It’s certainly possible. After all, Gonzalez went on to say that “usually it takes an actor three to xsix months or more to get into the kind of shape” necessary to play a character such as Batman. If Affleck truly has begun training again, that would likely put him back in peak physical condition by early 2018, which falls in line with earlier reports the film won’t likely begin shooting before the end of this year.
Directed by Matt Reeves, “The Batman” stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke. No release date has been announced for “The Batman,” but Affleck will next suit up the Dark Knight in “Justice League,” which hits theaters Nov. 17.
(via Screen Rant)