Affleck’s final screen appearance as DC’s Batman Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguebefore stating that he had plans to step away from the character for good.
At one point, Affleck was confirmed to star in and directing a solo Batman film that would fit somewhere in the DCEU. Joe Manganiello was ready to reprise his role as Deathstroke and served as the film’s main antagonist, but was eventually scrapped as Affleck stepped away.
However, it looks like Affleck may be returning to the director’s chair under the new management of Gunn and Safran, even if he won’t be donning the cape and cowl again.
Ben Affleck Talks to Direct Film DCU
According to the co-CEO of DC Studios James GunnBen Affleck, who played Batman in the DCEU’s; Batman V. Superman and Justice Leaguehas been in discussions with Gunn and Peter Safran about directing a film in the new universe.
According to Gunn, he and Affleck most recently met on Tuesday, December 13 to discuss potential DC superhero projects that Affleck would be best suited to direct:
“I met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct and we want him to direct, we just have to find the right project.”
This news came shortly after Gunn announced that the Superman star Henry Cavill would not return as Man of Steel in the future.
Will Affleck direct a Batman movie?
Affleck has served as director on several successful films throughout his career, and it’s clear that Gunn and Safran believe he has something to bring to the table when it comes to their upcoming DCU slate.
While the former DCEU star could use his talents in any film, he apparently specializes in one character above all – Batman.
Since Affleck portrayed the character through several projects and was still in the process making it his own feature focused on the Dark Knight, his knowledge of the character is above that of the average director.
Affleck knows Bruce Wayne inside and out, and while it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s extremely possible and maybe even possible that this mystery movie will be about the DCU Batman.
Gunn has already confirmed this recently Superhuman will play a big role going forward – even if it’s a rehash of the character fans aren’t familiar with. Because of that, it’s safe to say that he and Safran are also interested in exploring one of DC’s other most popular characters.
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