Ben Affleck has reportedly dropped out of the DAREDEVIL sequel because the film won't be as dark as he'd like it to be.

Affleck was hoping best pal and comic book superfan Kevin Smith would pen DAREDEVIL 2, but when that deal fell apart the ARMAGEDDON actor lost interest.

According to website, ROSWELL star Jason Behr will take over the role in the sequel, which is expected to be a straight-to-DVD release.