Ben Affleck who’s playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly confirms that there’s definitely a willingness by Warner Bros. for the Batman solo film and that it’s in development, but when commenting on whether he’ll be directing the film, Affleck says that at the moment he’s focusing on finishing his current film Live By Night before he decides if the Batman solo film will be his next film to direct.
Can you give me a status update on this Batman movie that you might direct? Is it definitely going to happen?
There’s definitely willingness and a will and a desire to make a Batman movie on the part of Warner Brothers. It’s in development, and right now I’m really focused on finishing Live By Night. That’s where my focus is, and I tend to be a one movie at a time guy. So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.