Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Batman Solo Movie

Ben Affleck won’t be stepping behind a camera for a arriving Batman standalone movie, after all.


The actor had been set to both star and proceed in a film, tentatively patrician The Batman, though announced Monday he’s exiting a director’s chair of a Warner Bros. film.

“There are certain characters who reason a special place in a hearts of millions,” Affleck pronounced in a statement. “Performing this purpose final focus, passion and a really best opening we can give. It has turn transparent that we can't do both jobs to a turn they require. Together with a studio, we have motionless to find a partner in a executive who will combine with me on this large film. we am still in this, and we are creation it, though we are now looking for a director. we sojourn intensely committed to this project, and demeanour brazen to bringing this to life for fans around a world.”

The pierce has been in a works for several weeks now, according to a source.

“Warner Bros. entirely supports Ben Affleck’s preference and stays committed to operative with him to move a standalone Batman design to life,” a studio pronounced in a statement.

Insiders contend that Affleck and a studio came to a mutual preference that it would be best for a plan if it was not helmed by someone with a separate concentration of one chairman being both a star and director.

One insider says that Live By Night‘s bad opening caused Affleck to rethink his proceed to his projects after a film bombed with only $18.9 million during a box office.

No recover date had been set for a Batman movie, which is also to star Joe Manganiello as a knave Deathstroke.

So far, Affleck has played a Dark Knight in final year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as good as quickly in Suicide Squad. He will subsequent seem in November’s DC superhero teamup movie Justice League for Warner Bros.


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