Ben Affleck’s role in Batman has long been in question (especially after the Justice League tanked), and now his stint in rehab may sink it. But not for the reason you may think: the cost of insurance has gotten too high, experts tell The Wrap.
Affleck checked himself into rehab last week for the third time in the last two decades, and the second time in a little more than a year, which may price him out of tentpoles like The Batman.
"More than likely the studio will replace him because the insurance costs are going to go through the roof," a representative for a completion bond company told TheWrap.
The insider said that insurers, at a minimum, may demand half of the film’s budget to be set aside as escrow, which could quickly add up as the production budget on Justice League was $300 million (that would drive the budget for a Justice League sequel up to $450 million, before marketing expenses).