Ben Affleck & Charles Roven Weigh In On Affleck Directing A Solo Batman Film

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During SDCC ’15  a website (who shall not be named) revealed that Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns were co-writing a solo Batman feature and they were ready to hand in the first draft. Ben Affleck also had the choice to direct the feature and not much has been heard of on that front since then. In a recent interview with Total Film, Affleck and Producer Charles Roven talked on the possibility of Affleck directing.

Affleck, who we all know is an Academy Award winning director, would be the perfect choice to direct a Batman movie. He is known for directing himself and Batman would be a no brainer for him, if it fits his schedule. According to Charles Roven it’s a subject that has already come up. 

In the interview Roven states:

He’s got a busy schedule, he’s about to start a movie now. And he’s also got obligations to be in the Justice League movie. The calendar is a little bit tricky. Of course, the script obviously has to be worthy of him wanting to direct it, and once that happens, it’s still got to fit into the calendar. We’re hoping we can make it happen. We’re just at the beginning of the question.

Affleck also chimed in expressing his willingness to direct:

Look, if I could make it work, yeah, obviously it would be like a dream. The trick is, as to any movie, is to make sure that you- if you’re going to direct it- that you can make it good. You’ve got to have the right idea and the right take on it. Broadly speaking, it’s something I’d be open to, for sure. It’s a very exciting idea.

If you’re one of the people who think Affleck should direct the solo film featuring his interpretation of the Caped Crusader this should be awesome new for you. It sounds like, if they work the schedule out, a Batman film directed by Ben Affleck is becoming more likely to happen.

The Batman solo film is rumored to be titled The Batman and hit theaters sometime in 2018. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25th, 2016!

SOURCE: Total Film

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