Ben Affleck Talks About Directing Batman Solo Film


Ben Affleck, the man behind the new cape and cowl in the upcoming DC Extended Universe spoke with Total Film for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice special issue, which issue is now on sale, about the possibility of directing the Solo Batman film, why he would and why he may not be able too.


“Look, if I could make it work, yeah,” Affleck says. “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.”


“He’s got a busy schedule,” producer Charles Roven tells Total Film. “He’s about to start a movie now [Live By Night]. And he’s also got obligations to be in the Justice League movies. The calendar is a bit tricky.”

This could mean that he has yet to officially sign on to Direct, despite other unconfirmed reports, but it could also be a clever mislead. There’s reports that Warner Bros. already pushed back Ben Affleck’s other films, rumored for their DC Slate, so it’s possible they’ll do it again, but the chances are small. It also confirms that a solo Batman film is sooner than we know as they won’t wait on Ben Affleck.


Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • IronBatMaidenMan

    Do it!!!!!!! Personally I haven’t seen a movie directed by him but……..I hear AFFLECK is the Bomb yo!