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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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