Ben Affleck, no matter what you might think of him, is a talented actor and director. He’s got the goods, but he’s smart enough to know when he’s in over his head. All along, since he took on the mantle of Batman, he’s had his eyes on writing, directing, and starring as the Caped Crusader. With Justice League in the can, it was time for Batfleck to take on his next project, but with a change. Ben Affleck is out of the director’s chair on The Batman.
Apparently, the idea of wearing the cowl and running the show was too much for Ben Affleck, which makes total sense considering the average Batman suit doesn’t allow the person inside to look to the left or right, let alone run a hundred-million-dollar production. So now Batman is going to focus on being the Batman, and leave the directing to someone else. Perhaps Matt Reeves or Zack Snyder? Either way, the script Affleck wrote with Geoff Johns is apparently the one they’ll go with, no matter who is in the big chair.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
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