Ben Affleck will not be directing The Batman, the actor has confirmed.
In a statement, the star said he couldn’t perform the tasks of both acting and directing for a character who holds “a special place in the hearts of millions“.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
With this news comes the question…. who will now direct The Batman. No word yet but one name being mentioned is Warrior and The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor. Warner Bros. are already actively meeting people to figure out who will helm this important film in the DCCU.
More as we get it.