Ben Affleck was recently dropped from his role as Batman, with a search underway for a new actor for the DC superhero.
But it doesnt look as though the 46-year-old is too bothered by the claims.
The Gone Girl actor was all smiles as he headed out in LA recently, after he returned home from a 4-day stint rehab.
He was spotted looking happy as he ran errands in Santa Monica, dressed casually in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for the day out.
The dad-of-three laughed as he kept his phone clutched in his hand on the day out, following claims he has been axed from the DC superhero movies.
Ben took on the role of Batman in the 2016 film, Batman v. Superman, starring opposite Henry Cavill.
Henry was later announced to be walking away from the red cape, with Warner Bros looking for new actors for the role.
And, it seems they are also looking to recast Batman for an upcoming solo outing.
A report from Deadline read: The studio is not currently moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively.
It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor for director Matt Reeves upcoming Batman solo outing.
The news comes just days after Ben completed a 40-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction.
He later thanked his family for their support during his treatment, sharing a rare message on Instagram about his personal life.
This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment centre for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient car, it began. The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. Its given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.
Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you.
Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didnt think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As Ive had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.
With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.
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