Affleck To Direct, Co-Write “Batman” Film

Rumored the other day, it looks like it’s happening – Ben Affleck is reportedly in talks to star, co-write and possibly direct a standalone “Batman” movie.

Variety reports negotiations are underway that will see Affleck teaming with Geoff Johns to pen the script for the film which will begin after Affleck finishes work directing “Live by Night”.

That film begins production in November which means the script won’t get any serious consideration until well into next year. This would suggest a 2018 release date at the absolute earliest for a potential Batman standalone film, and that’s not taking into account Affleck’s “Justice League” commitments.

Warner Bros. Pictures had no comment on the story.