'The Batman' News: Ben Affleck Will Not Direct His 'Batman' After All, Matt Reeves To Replace Him?

Ben Affleck made his debut as Bruce Wayne in the not-so-brilliant film "Batman vs. Superman", we will see him in the mask and the "Justice League", but is still the focus of his project "Batman", which is supposed to direct. However, instead of preparations so they can start shooting this summer, the team is now looking for a new director.

According to The Big Story, Affleck said that the decision was made together with the team from the studio Warner. There are some characters that have a special place in the hearts of millions of people. This role requires focus, passion and his best possible engagement. It became clear that he can't do both things at the required level.

In agreement with the studio, he has decided to find a collaborator and director who will work with him on this great movie. He's still in the project, but now they're looking for a new director. He remains extremely dedicated to the project and can't wait to revive because of fans around the world, he added.

Some reporters connected his decision with bad reviews and cashing of his new film "Live by Night". However, Warner Bros said that they support Affleck and the company remains committed to his project. Affleck remains the author of the screenplay for the movie, along with the first man of a film company DC Geoff Jones. The only name that was mentioned as a possible director is Matt Reeves, known for the film "Cloverfield" and the new "Planet of the Apes."

However, Forbes has added Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), Gavin O'Connor (Warrior), and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) to the shortlist of speculative directors. Ben Affleck will definitely appear as Batman in "Justice League" that comes out on Nov. 17. "The Batman" standalone film doesn't have an official title or release date at the moment, but it was provisionally pegged for 2018.

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