EmpireOnline: As a wise man once sang, “Life is a rollercoaster”, and no-one in Hollywood better exemplifies that than Ben Affleck, a man who’s experienced enough highs and lows to keep him going several lifetimes.
Many moons ago, the DC film universe looked much different than what it does today.
There's a line from Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" that says "you don't know what you got 'til it's gone." That's also an accurate assessment of Ben Affleck's time as Batman. Though his initial casting was met with fan backlash (let's feign shock and horror here), he established himself as a credible and distinct Dark Knight. Some fans have even proclaimed him the best Batman there's ever been. The Oscar-winning filmmaker has made it clear that he no longer wants to make big franchise movies, including superhero flicks, so "The Flash" may well end up being his Batman swansong.