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Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Upcoming Batman Movie

by Javy Gwaltney on Jan 30, 2017 at 01:53 PM

According to a report by Variety, Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing The Batman but will remain on as a producer. Affleck gave his reasons for stepping down in a statement:

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.

Affleck revealed the name of the film back in October.

[Source: Variety]