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Ben Affleck stepping down as director of “The Batman” solo movie

in DC, Entertainment, Movies, Movies & TV

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I think it’s safe to say that Warner Bros.’ current run of DC Universe superhero movies hasn’t quite found its footing yet. After last year’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, which was something of a creative disappointment, the studio is still looking to find a linchpin on which to mount the larger franchise.

That linchpin could turn out to be this fall’s “Justice League”, directed by “B v S” helmer Zach Snyder, or it might very well be the solo vigilante movie “The Batman”, which is reportedly still on track to go into production this spring.

Image Copyright DC / Warner Bros.
Image Copyright DC / Warner Bros.

As far as that latter project goes, behind-the-scenes turmoil is still apparently churning, as this week Ben Affleck announced that he is stepping down as the film’s director.

Aflleck, who is also returning to play the Caped Crusader, was quoted in Variety‘s exclusive news story: “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.”

So what happens now? The studio will partner with Affleck– who will also remain as producer of “The Batman”– to find a suitable new director, and the movie will hopefully still make its as-yet-unannounced target release date.

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Image Copyright DC / Warner Bros.

3 Comments

  1. Ken Hutchinson

    Now if he would just drop out of being the actor who plays Batman. That Superman movie was a joke and a bad joke at that.

  2. EricJ

    Oh, sorry, my mistake–Only SIX Batman articles a week on ITM, not twelve. I must have miscounted.

    1. Mike Celestino

      You’ll note that Batman is also featured on the banner at the top of this website.

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