Ben Affleck steps down as director of ‘The Batman’

The Batman is in need of a new director. Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has stepped down as director of The Batman to focus primarily on the strenuous role of Batman. Affleck will also stay on as producer of the film as well.

Here’s what Affleck had to say:

“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.”

There were rumblings and rumors that Affleck wasn’t fully locked down to direct The Batman despite Warner Bros insisting that he was going to direct it. There isn’t word yet on whether the script for The Batman is completed yet either.

Ben Affleck recently finished work on Justice League and is preparing to go into prep for The Batman in the summer.

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The Batman hits theaters sometime in 2018.

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