In news that I do have to admit that isn’t surprising to me, Ben Affleck has dropped out of the role of Director for the upcoming Warner Bros./DC Comics/DC Films/DC Entertainment Batman movie.
Affleck said the following in a statement:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
According to Justin Kroll of Variety, there might be someone who they have eyed for the role:
Hearing Matt Reeves is high on the list of directors they are looking at
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 31, 2017
The Batman solo movie was expected late 2018! Will it still happen…?