Ben Affleck Will Not Direct The Batman Solo Film

Ben Affleck has decided that he will not direct the upcoming Warner Bros. standalone Batman film. He will still star and produce, but that's it.

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," Affleck said in a statement released to Variety. "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."

We'll have more soon.

[Variety]

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