Ben Affleck to Direct, Co-Write and Star in Standalone Batman Picture

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In addition to playing the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League pictures, Ben Affleck will also reportedly be directing and starring in a solo Batman movie. Affleck will additionally be co-writing the screenplay along with DC’s Geoff Johns, who has previously worked on the CW’s Arrow and The Flash.

After a seemingly hopeless losing streak, Affleck has truly climbed back up the Hollywood A-lister ladder with directorial outings like Gone Baby Gone, The Town and the Best Picture winning Argo. Although many have complained about Affleck playing the Caped Crusader, we’re optimistic that this decade defining talent can bring something special to Batman’s legacy, both in front of and behind the camera.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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