As a new report surfaced to suggest that the actor would be locked down in the role for the next three installments, the theory has been categorically quashed.
The 40-year old has teased DC fans with the possibility that he might be out of Matt Reeves' new project, failing to commit to the title that has drastically changed course.
Admitting that the acting-directing duties would be stretching his talents, the 44-year old played down news that he would be phased out of the franchise.
While The Walking Dead star took on the part of Thomas Wayne, the alternate Flash timeline would have him playing a very different role.
As Matt Reeves plots a course for his own trilogy, the 44-year old is said to be phased out of the franchise for good at the conclusion of Justice League.
He wouldn't commit to the part whatsoever, and instead joked that any statement on the record would be spun out of all control.
Going behind the scenes with his Warner Brothers negotiations, the filmmaker outlined that the DC installment will be of his own making.
Setting an ambitious personal objective to follow in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, the director clarified that his target might not become reality.
With 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford rumored to be leading the pack, Joss Whedon and DC are searching for an actor whose stock is on the rise.
Drawing parallels to his latest blockbuster War for the Planet of the Apes, the filmmaker will quickly transition to the Ben Affleck blockbuster.
Reflecting on his career choices, the actor told the Associated Press that he opted for a low key romantic drama in 2005 rather than become the Caped Crusader.
From unusual casting methods to taxing set conditions and the new phenomenon of the franchise, the stars of the 1992 DC epic reunite after a quarter of a century.