Marvel Reportedly Wants Ben Affleck, Ditches DC for Daredevil

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Ben Affleck as Batman in 'Batman v Superman'

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The Marvel Collection is expanding with the Multiverse. Still, every Marvel fan hasn’t scratched the surface of future Marvel characters until Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) debuts this year. Going back into production for reshoots, Marvel Studios has reportedly reached out to Ben Affleck for a future Marvel appearance.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
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2021 was a tumultuous year for actor Ben Affleck. Though the infamous Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuted to massive critical and fan praise, the actor was still under the spotlight for Warner Bros. mistreatment of future “Batfleck” films. DC fans want Ben Affleck to jump ship to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and continue his superhero journey in a turning tide of emotions.

This dream may become a reality:

Marvel reportedly reached out to Ben Affleck to cameo as #Daredevil in #DoctorStrange2. But it’s unclear whether or not the actor is interested in returning.

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Binge Watch reported that Marvel Studios supposedly “reached out” to Ben Affleck for a Daredevil cameo in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Marvel movie.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil
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While actor Charlie Cox is the Daredevil actor that fans know and love, Ben Affleck was the first live-action Matt Murdock in Marvel Entertainment’s Daredevil (2003), the company’s earliest attempts at making a superhero movie.

The film starred Marvel alum, Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson. At this time, Favreau approached Marvel with an idea about an interconnected movie universe that later grew into the MCU.

Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson (left) and Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock (right)
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Taking this information with a grain of salt, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is reportedly undergoing reshoots to include actors and infamous Marvel characters’ cameos unavailable for principal photography before.

These reported reshoots are so rigorous and extensive that actor Benedict Cumberbatch revealed he’s working six days a week to keep up with the Sam Raimi work.

ben affleck at the last duel premiere
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Interestingly enough, Ben Affleck just revealed that the future of Hollywood is all about Marvel, feeling that the MCU will have “40″ films out every year with young movie-goers dominating the cinemas.

The Gone Girl (2014) actor told Entertainment Weekly:

“If I had to bet, a drama like Argo would not be made theatrically now. That wasn’t that long ago. It would be a limited series. I think movies in theaters are going to become more expensive, event-ized. They’re mostly going to be for younger people, and mostly about ‘Hey, I’m so into the Marvel Universe, I can’t wait to see what happens next.’ And there’ll be 40 movies a year theatrically, probably, all IP, sequel, animated.”

ben affleck as batman
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While there are no reports from Marvel Studios directly if Ben Affleck were to appear in this Doctor Strange sequel, his Marvel character would be a variant of Daredevil, a term coined in Loki.

Having recently been burned by the box office failure of The Last Duel (2021), which saw Affleck reunited with Good Will Hunting (1997) star Matt Damon and featured Star Wars alum Adam Driver, Ben Affleck reportedly wants to stay away from “IP” movies for good.

Ben Affleck as Daredevil
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All in all, take the above statement with a grain of salt, but Marvel is more than capable of pulling of Ben Affleck’s jump into the MCU as another Daredevil!

Ben Affleck appears in six upcoming movies, including The Flash (2022), which will be the last time every DC fan sees Affleck’s version of the Batman hero amid controversy that the “DCEU is Dead.”

More about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than Marvel Characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).

Here’s a synopsis of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy seeks to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, messing with Strange’s plan and also causing him to unleash an unspeakable evil.

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