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Ben Affleck Will No Longer Direct 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck Will No Longer Direct 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing The Batman, the upcoming solo flick about the superhero.

The 44-year-old actor will remain with the project as a producer and actor, according to Variety.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. 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,” Ben said in a statement.

He added “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.”

Ben and Warner Bros. are now looking for a new director for the flick, which is said to start filming this summer.

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    In other words, his latest movie was so terrible that the studio handling Batman doesn’t trust Ben to do the job right.

  • Camden Coxon

    Well that’s a little harsh @disqus_0RI4ADfzqL:disqus he IS an Oscar winning director, and I doubt Live by Night appeals to the same demographic as Batman would. Either way, as long as they don’t get Zac Snyder to do it, jesus this man is ruining the DC universe for me.

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  • Anna


    HE WAS MY ONLY HOPE!!!!! Atleast he wrote the script… I hope they get a good director.

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