Ben Affleck Confirmed He Is Not Directing 'The Batman'

  • Ben Affleck Confirmed He Is Not Directing 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck Confirmed He Is Not Directing 'The Batman'

Earlier today, John Campea of Collider stated three different sources have told him that Ben Affleck wants out of the DC Cinematic Universe.

If Affleck does vanish into the night, Armie Hammer is rumored to take on the role.

Ben Affleck's standalone Batman film appears to have found its new director, with Variety hearing word that Matt Reeves has been offered the reins of the superhero flick. If Affleck can't get out of his contract, the solo Batman film will be his last time playing the Caped Crusader.

Campea says that while he has a poor track record with industry rumors such as this, he reiterated that he spoke with three independent sources for this information.

Justice League with be released in United Kingdom cinemas on November 17, 2017. So, who could possibly direct? That following October, Affleck announced that this film, The Batman, was something that he'd write, produce, and obviously star in.

A couple of weeks ago, after suffering from enormous pressure both from the studio and from fans to rush pre-production script work on The Batman, Affleck made the hard decision to step down as director of the highly anticipated movie. Though Affleck will not be directing anymore, he would still play a huge part on the project aside from starring and producing it. The indignities kept coming, as Warner Bros. ordered sweeping rewrites to this floundering project before landing Planet of the Apes remake maestro Matt Reeves to fill the directorial vacuum. Maybe Affleck's the only one who wants to hop off the proverbial sinking ship before he gets in too deep? However, please keep in mind that this is just pure speculation at the moment, with Campea himself even saying to take this rumor with "a grain of salt". Whether that means he's really going to drop out of the lead role, well, only time will tell. "It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require", he had said in a statement.

Warner Bros. Pictures then added: "Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck's decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life".

There are many who would like to see Affleck stay on as Batman.