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Ben Affleck wants to direct Batman movie after filming Batman V Superman

January 19th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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It’s pretty exciting to know that Ben Affleck will be featuring as the latest Batman in at least four feature films in the next five years or so. After his highly-anticipated debut as the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck will appear briefly in Suicide Squad before joining his fellow DC heroes in Justice League.

However, as for his proposed solo Batman film, details have been slim since news broke at Comic-Con in July that Affleck was in negotiations to co-write, direct and star in a standalone Batman trilogy. While he hasn’t said much about directing himself as Bruce Wayne lately, Affleck did tell USA Today (via Squareeyed) he was inspired by his Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder.

“I’ll just say going through the process, I would never have imagined that I could or would direct a movie like this. And in working with (Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder) and seeing what he did and watching him every day, I got really inspired by that and by seeing the scope on which he was telling the story, by seeing what he was able to do with this kind of mythic story on a grand scale.”

While Affleck didn’t comment on any project directly, I think it’d be safe to assume that his interest lies with The Dark Knight. However, him actually saying that and doing it are another thing that time will only tell. Let us know your thoughts on a potential Ben Affleck directing Batman film.

In related news…

Zack Snyder has been talking to Conan about the new-look Batmobile and what exactly inspired its look: “First of all when we were working on the movie and we were like ‘We’re going to put Batman in the movie, that’s cool,’ I said ‘We need a Batmobile, right?’ Because if you’re the smallest amount of a dork you want to make a Batmobile right? That seems like the first thing you want to do. I think the cool thing that we try to do, you’ve seen the Chris Nolan Batman movies and the Tumbler, they repurposed a military vehicle. So the cool thing about our Batmobile is it is purpose-built by Bruce Wayne to be the Batmobile, it allows it to be slightly Battier.”

Watch the full video below:

Extended Synopsis: Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth.

As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman’s wrongs.

The rivalry between them is furious, fuelled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.

The superhero stand-off that the world has been waiting for is finally arriving in cinemas, with an all-star cast bringing to life the characters we all love. Zack Snyder (300) returns as director following the huge success of 2013’s Man of Steel, along with Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) in the role of Superman. Also starring Ben Affleck (Gone Girl) as Batman, Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, and Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 7) as Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an explosive, action-packed blockbuster that is sure to thrill DC fans everywhere.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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