What's up DC Fanboys and Fangirls? It looks as though we've got some bad news tonight for all of us anticipating Ben Affleck helming the upcoming solo Batman film.
According to Variety, 2x Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck has stepped down as director of Warner Bros.' The Batman.
In a statement released following the announcement, Affleck said: “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.”
The studio also voiced their support for Affleck's decision in a separate statement released to the press: "Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life."
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