Ben Affleck to Direct and Co-Write Solo Batman Film

Ever since Batman v Superman was announced, and Warner Bros and DC went all “shared universe” crazy, it’s been fairly obvious a new Batman solo movie would be in the works.

Well guess what? One is.

And Ben Affleck is directing it.

And he’s cowriting it.

Deadline is reporting that the legendary Geoff Johns will cowrite the film with Affleck. No word on release date of course, as Affleck has another project to finish first.

In any case, I’m pretty sure that this is the first time the actor playing the caped crusader has written OR directed a screen adaptation — although this is also the first time the guy playing Batman has an Oscar for screenwriting.

So… yeah. It might be good.

We’ll find out.

Via Deadline

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