Confirmed – Ben Affleck To Direct and Star In Standalone Batman Movie
It’s official: Ben Affleck is starring and directing a new standalone Batman movie. Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara confirmed the news on Tuesday at CinemaCon.
Tsujihara first mentioned Affleck when he took the CinemaCon stage in Las Vegas, saying that the studio was excited to be moving forward on the standalone Batman film with the actor and filmmaker.
Tsujihara said the studio has committed to 10 DC films — most of which have already been announced — within the next five years, then named every movie along with their director, including Batman with Affleck.
Warner Bros. confirmed that Affleck would be directing the movie later on Tuesday in a press release.
I am very excited. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was a hot mess, but I will still watch future DC Comics movies. The Flash is my favorite hero ever!