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BATMAN: Ben Affleck And J.K. Simmons Discuss Solo Film

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Ben Affleck And J.K. Simmons Talk About The Solo Batman Movie

Academy Award winners Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons briefly touched upon the upcoming solo Batman film during a press junket for The Accountant.

While promoting his and Simmons’ most recent project, Affleck commented on the directing process and what he learned about it through his own experience acting in other people’s films. This naturally steered the conversation in the direction of the planned Batman film, which he is supposed to both direct and star in:

Although it’s no big surprise, it sounds like Justice League won’t be the last time we see Affleck and Simmons together. Simmons essentially confirmed that he’ll be back for the upcoming solo Batman movie, tentatively set for a 2019 release with Affleck both starring and sitting in the director’s chair.

“I’m trying to wrap my mind around the whole ‘director is god’ thing,” Simmons laughed in response to Affleck’s comments. “There might be some of that going on in the future. Wow. What am I in for?”

Although questioned directly about the solo Batman movie and it’s status, Affleck declined to offer much of an update saying that the film is “way too far off.” When a reporter asked about how Batman might fare against his character from The Accountant, however, Affleck knew exactly what to say.

“I’ve only ever thought about beating Jason Bourne,” he grinned.

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