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Ben Affleck Steps Down As ‘The Batman’ Director, Remains Producer

We all know comicbook sites, excluding us of course, have been using whatever Ben Affleck says about Batman as clickbait, well Affleck has decided to step down as director of “The Batman” and remain on as a producer and star of the project.

According to Variety, Affleck is still on board to play the superhero, but sources close to Affleck and Warner Bros. discussed how to make the best film possible and this was the decision both parties came to.

“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. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

 Affleck and Warner Bros. will now begin searching for a new director. The studio said in a statement:

“Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life” 

Affleck’s Caped Crusader Batman will be on the big screen in “Justice League,” which opens Nov. 17, and he was preparing to go into prep on the solo “Batman” movie this summer. Affleck co-wrote the script with Geoff Johns.

What do you guys think about this? Who do you think should direct the Batman film? Let us Know!

Source: Variety

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