Published: Wed, April 20, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Ben Affleck's 'Batman' Solo Movie Will Set Foundation For DC Slate

A screengrab from the official trailer of Warner Bros. movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

At the studio's CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that the actor would star in a solo Batman film and hinted at what many have long suspected - that the Oscar-winner will be directing!

Ben Affleck has been confirmed as the director of a standalone Batman film.

The 43-year-old actor will co-write the script along with Geoff Johns. DC movies that are in store for the viewing public are "Suicide Squad", "Wonder Woman", "Justice League: Part One", "Justice League: Part Two", "Aquaman", "Cyborg", "Green Lantern", and "The Flash".

No date has been announced for the Batfleck Batflick, but Warners did just free up a spot in their schedule on October 5, 2018. Affleck made his debut as the Caped Crusader in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which premiered March 25.

Tsujihara's announcement at the convention of theatre owners followed his reaffirmation that Warner Bros.' DC Comics slate would include "at least 10 movies through 2020". "He and I are working together on something, and I really am excited about it, and I love him, he's the best", he said of the writer. The Batman movie will be Affleck's fifth outing as a director.

Although the movie didn't do so well, Affleck was praised for his performance in the iconic role. It is exciting to see what Affleck will bring to the film, considering the fact that he has already proven himself when it comes to writing and directing. Fans will also get to see Ben Affleck wearing his cape again in a cameo role in Suicide Squad this August 5th. The first Justice League film is due out in November 2017.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has raised almost 300 million dollars at the domestic box office to date, but received mediocre reviews upon its release last month.

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