Ben Affleck will co-write, direct, and star in a new Batman standalone film. Deadline reports.
Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns for the movie.
Affleck’s first role as the stealthy hero will be in 2016’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, followed by an appearance in 2017’s Justice League movie.
With all these lined up, a release date for Affleck’s stand-alone flick is yet to be announced.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck revealed he was surprised when director Zack Snyder had approached him to play the role of Gotham’s protector.
‘My first reaction was, “Are you sure?”, Affleck said.
‘At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like “This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.”