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THE BATMAN: Ben Affleck Confirms Attachment To Project

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Ben Affleck Reaffirms His Commitment To The Batman

BAFTA-winning Argo director Ben Affleck dispels doubts that he is no longer interested in directing or otherwise working on The Batman.

Although Affleck will play Batman in DC‘s planned film franchise for the foreseeable future, the Town star sparked speculation that his attachment to the proposed solo film was less than ironclad when he told The Guardian that the project was still in the early stages of development and far from set. On top of this, he stated that he would only be interested if the script offered to him was “great”, indicating that he could back out if the final product didn’t meet his expectations for the film.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! however, the actor reassured fans that he is indeed interested in seeing the production to completion. Noting that the extended amount of time it took to make his earlier project Live By Night didn’t elicit nearly as much response as The Batman, Affleck promised that work is underway on the film although it will take time before it is finished.

That being said, others have already been slated to appear in the project alongside Affleck, as Superherohype reports:

Joe Manganiello will face off against Ben Affleck’s Batman in the film as Deathstroke, after first making his debut in the upcoming Justice League, with additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon expected to happen as well. DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns will serve as co-writer (with Affleck) and producer.

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