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Will Ben Affleck Direct “The Batman” Solo Film for Warner Bros.?

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Will Ben Affleck Direct “The Batman” Solo Film for Warner Bros.?

Mentioned at the end of a Latino Review article about the possibility of “Green Lantern” starring a duo of ring-bearers is the rumor that Ben Affleck has been selected to direct the next solo Batman film.

The rumor comes without a source and no official confirmation from Warner Bros. or DC Entertainment, but Latino Review seems certain that the Caped Crusader will start a new franchise of his own with a film directed by Ben Affleck. The actor-turned-director will make his debut as Batman in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will follow up that film with an appearance in 2017’s “Justice League Part 1.” If this rumor is to believed, then “The Batman” — which has November 2018 posited for release — will maybe mark Affleck’s third go in the cowl.

While there’s no concrete evidence to back up the existence of an Affleck-directed “The Batman,” this isn’t super far-fetched considering that it was heavily rumored that WB initially sought Affleck to direct “Justice League” back in 2012. A year later, Affleck was cast as Batman. Affleck previously directed the films “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town” and the Academy Award-winning “Argo.”

Warner Bros. already has a busy 2018 even without “The Batman.” “The Flash” is scheduled to open on March 23 and “Aquaman” is expected to follow on July 27.

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