Ben Affleck Weighs On The Pressure Of Directing Next ‘Batman’ Movie

Ben Affleck Will Direct BatmanAfter a long past week of rumors of Ben Affleck seemingly paving the way for a Batman bail out, the last couple of days were a nice glimmer of hope. First Affleck stated that the script has some great stuff and it just needs the get better and better, and last night while promoting his new movie Live by Night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he reassured everyone that he will be directing the next Batman movie.

“I’m going to direct the next Batman, we’re working on it. It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because Live by Night took me a year and a half to write it and get it ready, and worked really hard. It’s just that nobody gave a s—, no one was like ‘Where’s Live by Night!,’ but with Batman I keep on getting ‘Where’s the f—— Batman!’. Wow, I’m working, give me a second!”

It was hard not to see the frustration on Ben Affleck’s face in reaction to the question and especially during his response. But he has a point, over the last decade he has proven to be a very good and capable writer-director, and external pressure doesn’t really help to make his work easier nor faster.

Affleck also commented on the latest Justice League photo and how he makes the new Batman suit look “pretty good.”

You can check out the full clip below.

You can catch Ben Affleck as Batman again when Justice League hit theaters on November 17, 2017

Source: YouTube

Luis Espinoza

Luis Espinoza

Luis Espinoza is a part time writer at Heroic Hollywood and a director at Cinema Kaffe

  • Alright, well it’s a good thing that he reassured the fan base about this after recent comments where he stated he wouldn’t make the film if he can’t get the script he wants. I hope this means that Ben won whatever internal struggle I have to conjecture must have been going on with WB about the script.

  • Carl

    This may be a positive sign but with all the back and forth talk over this movie, I don’t think we can be sure that this means anything.

    • Loop Hughes

      There’s no back and forth talk. There’s over-analysis and lunacy.

      • Carl

        There are conflicting quotes from Ben and others on The Batman project.

  • JNAZ

    Well, I sure hope that kills all the doom and gloom talk about the batman movie. I think at worst, the movie may be delayed. But I’m fine with that, there are more than enough comic book movies to keep us busy in the meantime. I doubt there was really any chance of Ben ditching the project. He just wants everyone to chill the f**k out about the batman and instead watch his current movie.

  • batghost

    I like hearing this. I would rather wait 5 years for a great movie, then get the same mediocre stuff we have been getting from the DCEU. All you DC fanboys need to leave the guy alone.