Ben Affleck Steps Down as Director of Batman Standalone Film

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Ben Affleck Steps Down as Director of Batman Standalone Film

Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the Batman director’s chair for the upcoming standalone film to focus on playing Batman.

Variety is reporting that Affleck stepping down was a mutual agreement with Warner Bros. Ben goes on to say:

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.

Variety also reports the studio has a shortlist which includes War of the Planet of Apes director Matt Reeves.

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