Ben Affleck was set to not only star in but also direct the upcoming Batman movie, but has announced that he will no longer be directing the film.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “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. 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 Affleck received a split decision on his portrayal of the iconic Bruce Wayne in the 2016 film Batman v Superman. I personally really enjoyed it, and think that Ben Affleck played the best Batman since Michael Keaton. Affleck is an award winning director so it is a bit disappointing to see him step down as the director. Warner Bros. released a statement saying the decision was mutual….
“Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life,” the studio said in a statement.