Zack Snyder, the director responsible for bringing Ben Affleck on board as Batman, has sent a heartfelt message to the actor. The Vero post feels like a reflection on how even the best of plans can go wrong.
“The was a time above…” Snyder writes, “a time before…there were perfect things…diamond absolutes. But things fail…things on earth. And what falls…is fallen. In the dream, it took me to the light. A beautiful lie…Best Batman ever. Thank you, my friend, for blessing me with that f***ing glorious chin and an amazing heart.”
Snyder’s message comes after Affleck revealed that he has officially stepped down as Batman. Matt Reeves’ The Batman will instead feature a younger actor taking on the iconic role.
You can’t help but feel that Snyder’s departure from the franchise has something to do with Affleck stepping away from the cowl too. The two clearly had a vision for the character, which was most likely ruined by Joss Whedon’s Justice League.
After Justice League‘s failure at the box office, Affleck seemed reluctant to return to the role for the fourth time. And who can blame him?
It’s still sad that we’ll never truly understand the meaning of the Batman Knightmare scenes.