Comic-Con: Ben Affleck teams with Geoff Johns for Solo 'Batman' movie

Ben Affleck To Write/Direct Batman Solo Movie

Acting A-lister Ben Affleck is teaming up with comic book A-lister Geoff Johns for a new Batman movie.

The two are developing a plan that Affleck will direct and star as the Caped Crusader in a feature he would tackle after he directsLive by Night.

Night is Affleck's adaptation of the Denis Lahane crime novel set during the Prohibition that is due to go before cameras in November.

Warners had no comment.

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Comic-Con: Ben Affleck teams with Geoff Johns for Solo 'Batman' movie

Ben Affleck as Batman in the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman, slotted for a 2016 release. 

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Lewis Wilson as the inaugural Batman in Columbia Pictures 1943 release.

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The first Batman sequel in 1949. Batman is played by Robert Lowery.

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The next generation of Batman and the actor whom has played the role the most was Adam West in the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 

20 years post Adam West came the Tim Burton era, where Michael Keaton portrayed the infamous bat. 

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Val Kilmer took on the role in Batman Forever in 1995

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Two years after Batman Forever, another new actor took on the titular role, George Clooney.

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In 2005 with Batman Begins, the franchise got a huge reboot due in part to director Christopher Nolan taking a darker less comical direction and to the casting decision of Christian Bale as Batman. 

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In the 1950's George Reeves stars as the original Superman. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

In 1978 Christopher Reeve took on the role, producing one of the most iconic Superman performances to date.

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In 1993 Dean Cain took on the role in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , the series went on to run for four seasons.

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In 2006 Brandon Routh starred in Superman Returns 

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Henry Cavill will be reprising the role from 2013's Man of Steel

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That Affleck was to direct in a Batman standalone movie isn't new. The actor made that a condition of his when he signed on to act as Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2013.

And while Warners had laid out its slate of movies based on DC characters that was missing a standalone Batman movie, the studio always planned for one (or more) to be in the works to complement a schedule that included lesser known heroes.

Affleck is also expected to appear in the studio's Justice League movies

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