Ben Affleck taking over all three major roles for the The Batman solo film seemed to be exactly what fans where in dire need of after watching that chaotic mess Snyder directed, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Bad Pacing.
Pretty much everyones opinion on the film could be summarized with, “the movie wasn’t that good, but Ben Affleck played a great Batman/Bruce Wayne.”
Sadly, it seems that now Affleck has dropped the one role viewers were clamoring to see him in, director.
Since his film Argo came out in 2012, Ben Affleck established himself as a solid director, and his talents were warmly welcomed to The Batman, especially since DC/WB haven’t had the best recent track record in properly directed film narratives.
His decision to leave the director’s chair is very understandable; he would rather give his all to his Batman/Bruce Wayne role, a character that is immensely beloved by many people.
Affleck had this to say to Variety:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.
Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director.
I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
Though we won’t be able to see the Batman film we were hoping for, one in which Ben Affleck controls it almost 100%, I’m sure as producer Affleck will choose a fitting director that will share and help develop his thoughts on how the film should go.