Ben Affleck Will Not Direct ‘The Batman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ben Affleck has motionless to step down as executive of “The Batman” and sojourn on as a writer and star of a project.


Affleck is still on house to play a superhero, though sources tighten to a talent pronounced Affleck and Warner Bros., after deliberating how to best make a film possible, came to a preference together.

“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.”

Sources contend this preference was only done formed on what’s best for a plan and had zero to do with a new beating of Affleck’s new directing pursuit “Live by Night.”

Affleck and Warner Bros. will now start acid for a new director. Sources contend there is a shortlist and that “War for a Planet of a Apes” helmer Matt Reeves is among those on a list.

“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 a statement.

Affleck has finished work as a Caped Crusader in “Justice League,” that opens Nov. 17, and he was scheming to go into prep on a solo “Batman” film this summer. Affleck co-wrote a book with Geoff Johns.

There had been rumblings that Affleck was deliberation not directing a film during the past month, though in new weeks sources contend a multi-hyphenate came to a preference it was best to let a directing pursuit go and concentration on personification a part.

He initial seemed as a superhero in final year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”


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