Ben Affleck to Direct and Co-Write Solo Batman Movie

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Ben Affleck has been confirmed to direct, star in and co-write the solo Batman film with DC Comics’ own Geoff Johns.

Deadline reports that Affleck is teaming with Johns to co-write the new solo film, while Affleck will direct the project when he’s completed Live By Night, which begins shooting this November

Mike Flemming Jr. of Deadline reports:

My studio sources tell me that Affleck and Johns are well in synch and have more than found their rhythm. In fact, they are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer, prior to Affleck going off to direct Live By Night in November. Affleck postponed that pic to star in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The plot would reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman V Superman and Justice League, the latter of which comes out November 17, 2017. DC and Warner Bros have set a long list of superhero movies that take the Marvel formula of interspersing characters from one film to the next, so it’s unclear when Affleck’s Batfilm will be slotted. But it will clearly take priority and other movies might have to move to get out of its way.

Affleck, who recently split from his wife Jennifer Garner, is expected to be promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend at Comic Con in San Diego.