Ben Affleck drops out of directing “The Batman”

Ben Affleck has decided to drop out as director of the upcoming “The Batman” solo film, though will remain on as a producer, writer and star of the film.

In a statement, Affleck says:

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. 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.”

No new directed has been attached but you’d better believe that Warner Bros is looking to put someone on the fast-track for that seat.

Prep work has been started ahead of the projected filming this summer on a script written by Affleck and Geoff Johns.

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