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Ben Affleck To Star And Direct Solo BATMAN Film

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Ben Affleck will play Batman in a spin-off movie. The Academy Award-nominated Town and Argo actor is also expected to direct the proposed movie set in the DC cinematic universe.

In the wake of the incredibly mixed reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, praise has been reserved for Affleck’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader. This nearly-universal acclaim stands directly in contrast to the incredulous responses initially offered by both fans and critics when his casting was first announced. It also is a far cry from the diverse opinions on Christian Bale‘s take on Batman in Christopher Nolan‘s recently completed Dark Knight trilogy, with many pouring scorn on the harsh-sounding voice he used for the character.

At any rate, Warner Bros. must have been very impressed by Affleck’s performance to not only retain him as Batman, but to allow him to direct the next solo movie featuring the iconic DC hero:

During this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara took to the stage and made the announcement: “We’re working with Ben Affleck on a standalone Batman movie,” revealed Tsujihara. Not only did he reveal that Affleck would lead the Batman standalone film, he also mentioned that there are “at least 10” DC Films that are in development to be released within the next five years.

UPDATE: Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Ben Affleck is set to direct the Batman standalone film.

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