Thank You Internet: Ben Affleck No Longer Directing \’The Batman\’

Ben Affleck Direct Batman

Ben Affleck Direct Batman

After withstanding endless annoying questions about The Batman while trying to promote other projects, Ben Affleck has stepped away from directing the movie.

Affleck and Warner Brothers issued a statement tonight (via 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.”

While the bomb of Affleck’s Live By Night might have had a small part to do with this, there was an immense amount of pressure on Affleck when it came to directing a Batman movie. The internet and critics would not let up on him a few months ago, and I even predicted he’d probably step away after seeing him get annoyed at the endless interrogation people were putting him through:


So I hope you’re happy, internet. Affleck (who directed a Best Picture winner) is no longer directing The Batman.


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