Ben Affleck Confirms He Will Direct Batman Solo Film
Ben Affleck previously said that the solo Batman movie isn’t “a set thing” and there was “no script”, which caused rumors that he might not direct. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he cleared it up and confirmed that he will helm the solo movie.
He said: “I’m gonna direct the next Batman, we’re working on it. It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because with ‘Live By Night’ it took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard. It’s just no one gave a s**t. No one was like, ‘WHERE’S ‘LIVE BY NIGHT?’ But with Batman I keep getting the, ‘WHERE’S THE F**KING BATMAN?’ I’m like, ‘Whoa, I’m working! Give me a second!’”
Affleck is working on the script with DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns. He will also star as Batman, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.