It’s been a long, often dull road to this moment. We’ve known for a while now that Ben Affleck and DC Comics COO Geoff Johns were co-writing a script for a solo Batman at Warner Bros. And last month we knew it was in the can. However, the ongoing variable has been whether or not Affleck will direct and reprise his role as Bruce Wayne. His agent noted that he’s only contracted to do the next two “Justice League” movies, but it appears that after much thought, Affleck will indeed direct the superhero movie.
While there are no exact quotes, multiple sources reveal that last night at CinemaCon that WB head Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that Affleck would direct the movie, and it would be released in the next five years. It was only last week that the studio set untitled DC films for release in 2018 and 2019, so it’s probably a safe bet the Batman movie will take one of those slots. For now, Affleck is busy shooting “Justice League Part One,” and after that, he’ll jump right back into post-production on his Prohibition-era drama “Live By Night” for release next year.
So, Batfleck will fly solo. Excited? Concerned? Let us know your thoughts below.