Ben Affleck is a man of many talents. He’s an actor, director, and writer. To add to the long list, he’s now also Bruce Wayne/Batman. And Affleck will be using all three of his aforementioned talents for his upcoming solo Batman movie, The Batman.
Ben Affleck, recently named one of the entertainers of the year by EW, is co-writing the film with DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer and President, Geoff Johns. Affleck said recently that The Batman is on track to begin shooting in the spring of 2017.
“I’m still working on the script. I’m not going to write and direct anything that I don’t think is good enough to be made. I’m definitely going to make sure I have something that is special—there’s not enough money in the world to make a mediocre version of Batman worth it.”
Ben Affleck was also asked if his kids are excited that he’ll be starring in his own Batman movie.
“They love it. My son especially. He’s going to be 5, and he’s in full superhero geek mode. He still sort of thinks I might really be Batman. I know he’ll realize eventually I have feet of clay, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts.”
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Ben Affleck and the next Batman movie!