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Ben Affleck would be more than happy to direct a standalone Batman movie

October 23rd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Ever since San Diego Comic-Con back in July, rumours have been spread that Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in a solo Batman film, following his appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

It was reported that Affleck and Geoff Johns were working on a screenplay together and in a recent interview with Total Film (via Heroic Hollywood), the Oscar-winning Argo director said it would be like a dream to direct such a project.

“Look, if I could make it work, yeah, obviously it would be like a dream. The trick is, as to any movie, is to make sure that you- if you’re going to direct it- that you can make it good. You’ve got to have the right idea and the right take on it. Broadly speaking, it’s something I’d be open to, for sure. It’s a very exciting idea.”

However, producer Charles Roven echoed Affleck’s concerns about a hectic schedule, meaning that we may not see a standalone Batman flick for at least a number of years. +

“He’s got a busy schedule, he’s about to start a movie now. And he’s also got obligations to be in the Justice League movie. The calendar is a little bit tricky. Of course, the script obviously has to be worthy of him wanting to direct it, and once that happens, it’s still got to fit into the calendar. We’re hoping we can make it happen. We’re just at the beginning of the question.”

Source: Squareeyed

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….