Ben Affleck ziet af van regie The Batman

Ben Affleck ziet af van regie The BatmanBen Affleck ziet af van de regie van The Batman, maar zal enkel nog in de film spelen en deze produceren. Dit onthulde Affleck tegenover Variety:

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “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.”

Warner Bros. Pictures voegde toe:

“Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life,” the studio said a statement.”

Volgens Variety hebben Affleck en Warner Bros. al een shortlist en onder meer War for the Planet of the Apes-regisseur Matt Reeves staat op de lijst. Het scenario voor The Batman is geschreven Affleck en Geoff Johns, al is er nog geen verschijningsdatum bekend. In de film zijn naar verwachting Joe Mangianello (Slade Wilson/Deathstroke), Jeremy Irons (Alfred) en J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon) te zien.