Ben Affleck To Appear At Celebrity Fan Fest

Ben Affleck is set to appear at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas next month.

From the PMX Events president Bob Wills:

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome (Affleck) to Celebrity Fan Fest and offer his many fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet him in person.

Affleck will be joining his fellow Justice League stars Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg).

This will be the first public appearance of Ben Affleck since completing his 40-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction.

Given the long rumors of Affleck departing the role of Batman, it’s interesting that he’ll be making an appearance at a convention like this. Although his performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman was, for the most part, praised by fans, the film Batman v Superman was not. However, fans were still looking forward to his solo film, as the Oscar-winning Affleck was set to write and direct a Batman film.

Then, Affleck stepped down from the project as writer and director, though he was still scheduled to star in it. After the negative backlash of Justice League, along with Affleck’s seemingly mailed in performance during the Whedon re-shoots, and still no confirmation to this day whether he will be in Reeves’ Batman film, it’s long been assumed he was done with the role.

It was rumored he was reinvigorated for one more outing as the Dark Knight after seeing what Joaquin Phoenix was doing with the Joker, so perhaps this appearance is to show that enthusiasm. Or perhaps Affleck just wanted to be around positivity with passionate fans after a tough year. 

No matter the reason, fans can go to the Celebrity Fan Fest official site to learn more about his appearance and purchase tickets. The inaugural Celebrity Fan Fest will be held on November 10th and 11th in San Antonio, Texas.

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Chris Foti

Lifelong fan of Batman and Boston Sports