Ben Affleck No Longer Set To Helm The Batman
The news marks Affleck’s latest, to say nothing of most significant, reversal on his involvement with the highly-anticipated project. Previously, Filmbook covered remarks by the Town actor that he would only direct the movie if the script was “great”. As one might have guessed, this caused widespread shock among fans who have been following the production carefully, prompting Affleck to clarify that he was in fact still attached to it, as Filmbook also reported. However, it seems that he has changed his mind once again, resolving to act and produce only for the film.
As Affleck explains, his reason for stepping down from the director’s chair is that he feels the time and work required for it will come into conflict with that required for starring in the project. I a move that shows the decision hasn’t damaged the partnership between him and Warner Bros., the studio issued a statement saying it “fully supports” his choice and remains “committed to working with him”.
“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.
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