Ben Affleck has been attached to write, direct, and star in the upcoming solo Batman flick, tentatively titled The Batman, for awhile now, but hasn’t exactly been in a hurry to get the project rolling along. In a Facebook Live interview a few weeks ago, Affleck stated that he was still waiting for the script to be sorted out and that he wasn’t going to rush into making the film if the story wasn’t up to snuff.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Affleck echoes much the same sentiment, but suggests that if the script doesn’t come together, he may give up the director’s chair altogether.
“That’s the idea,” Affleck said when asked if was still directing The Batman. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
Warner Bros. recently pushed back the sequel to next year’s Justice League — which will see Aflleck don the cape and cowl once again — to 2019 in order to make room for The Batman, so it’s clear that the studio considers the film to be a top priority. Still, Affleck has been rather noncommittal about his directing role ever since the film was confirmed back in July, so while it’s doubtful that Affleck will walk away from starring in the film, he may do so with someone else behind the lens.
(Via: The Hollywood Reporter)