Yes…. the rumors are true! Ben Affleck will not be directing the solo Batman movie after all. I mean many of us might have seen this coming after seeing the way the press has been pressuring him on the progress of the movie. The studio and Affleck both shared the reason for Ben on stepping down as the director with wanting to find someone who can truly focus on just directing. We know Affleck will be Batman and he simply felt that he couldn’t put his all on a character so big as Batman if he was also directing. Check out the full statement below!
“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.”
All of that being said I do hope that Warner Bros and Ben Affleck truly hit it out of the park with the Batman solo film as we have seen both of the studios latest releases flop critically last year. We can only hop this years Wonder Woman and Justice League will help bring back DC from the hole they have put themselves in. Who could direct the solo Batman movie however? Check out my video below to find out my pick and make sure you SUBSCRIBE for more videos!