Ben Affleck Rumored to Direct Solo Film 'The Batman' For 2018 Release Date

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 12:37PM
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 12:37PM
Ben Affleck Rumored to Direct Solo Film 'The Batman' For 2018 Release Date
Ben Affleck has seen something of a renaissance in his acting career, as his performances have been well-received in recent prestigious films such as Gone Girl, Argo, and The Town. But his directing career is his real Cinderella story, and it looks like Warner Bros. may finally be taking advantage of that, as multiple sources report that he will direct himself in the 2018 solo Batman film, currently titled "The Batman."

Latino Review was the first to break the news, claiming that Affleck will direct the solo film that will be written by Chris Terrio, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Argo. Terrio also rewrote the script for Batman v Superman and was recently lined up to scribe the Justice League films.

Collider claimed that this all lined up with reports from their sources, who told them that Affleck's three-picture deal to play Batman had an option to write and direct a standalone film. This would still somewhat align with the report that Terrio will write Affleck's Batman film, as the two have already collaborated on Argo and it's possible that they'll write the script together, or at least that Affleck would have extensive input on the screenplay.

I personally love this idea, as I've loved every one of Affleck's directorial efforts so far, especially the vastly underrated Gone Baby Gone. All three of his films have been adaptations, and he's starred in two of them with fantastic results. I like Affleck as an actor, but I'm always a little disappointed when I hear he's been cast in a film that he's not directing, even when the director is David Fincher.

Batman v Superman comes out on March 25, 2016, while The Batman is slated for a November 2018 release date, intended to compete with Captain Marvel. I don't know about you, but I plan to see both of them.
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Ben Affleck Rumored to Direct Solo Film 'The Batman' For 2018