Ben Affleck is not directing Batman, but will produce, star

By , on January 30, 2017


Ben Affleck is no longer directing the Batman (Pictured) standalone movie for Warner Bros. (Photo: Ben Affleck/ Facebook)
Ben Affleck is no longer directing the Batman (Pictured) standalone movie for Warner Bros. (Photo: Ben Affleck/ Facebook)

LOS ANGELES –Ben Affleck is no longer directing the Batman standalone movie for Warner Bros.

In a statement Monday, Affleck said it “has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require” and that he and the studio are looking for a new director.

Affleck, who made his debut as the superhero for the studio last summer in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” had been attached to write and direct the Batman standalone movie for over a year.

The studio in a statement said that it “fully supports” his decision and “remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life.”

Warner Bros. this past fall lost another director in their DC Universe in Rick Famuyiwa who had been set for “The Flash.”