Ben Affleck today shot down a rumor that he will leave his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman when Matt Reeves directs the new solo iteration of the signature DC superhero. Said Affleck: “Batman is the coolest f*cking part in any universe. I am so thrilled to do it. It is f*cking amazing. After two films, Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich have said, ‘We want you to be our Batman.’ I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. It’s a great time in the DC universe, and you can see why I am so excited to play Batman.”

Affleck was responding to speculative reports that reasoned after he pulled out of directing the next films, Reeves would seek to start over with a new actor. While the logic seems like plausible speculation, I don’t think that decision has been made. He made his not-so-definitive declaration during the Warner Bros-DC presentation of Justice League in Hall H at Comic-Con.

Affleck’s castmates were supportive and cheered his declaration.

The real story will unfold over time, as Reeves plunges into the Batfilm after opening War For The Planet Of The Apes.