Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Flash movie directed by Andy Muschietti. ‘The Flash’ is set to feature multiple parallel dimensions where Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) will encounter different versions of DC’s classic heroes.

Affleck’s portrayal of Batman has received mixed reactions throughout the two films (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; Justice League) he was part of. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Muschietti said, “His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable.” He added, “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”

Affleck agreed to be part of the project after getting the script last week. Regarding his selection for the role, Muschietti said, “He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in”

Apart from Affleck, Michael Keaton, who played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 film is also making a comeback. ‘The Flash’ is set to be released in 2022.