Ben Affleck to direct solo Batman movie for Warner Bros.

GS News Update: New Batman Movie With Ben Affleck Now Official
GS News Update: New Batman Movie With Ben Affleck Now Official

Ben Affleck will direct a solo Batman movie, Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman Kevin Tsujihara announced Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

After crediting the directors of other upcoming DC Comics movies, Zack Snyder ("The Justice League") and Patty Jenkins ("Wonder Woman"), Tsujihara said, "I'm also excited we'll be working with filmmakers like Ben Affleck in a standalone 'Batman.'"

The studio boss appeared to confirm reports that had been swirling for months, particularly since the phenomenal success of his turn as the caped crusader in last month's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

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In its first three weeks, Snyder's "Batman v Superman" has earned $297 million at the domestic box office.

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Affleck is set to reprise his role as Batman in "Suicide Squad" as well as Snyder's two-pare "The Justice League."

Affleck and "Batman v Superman" co-star Amy Adams soon took the stage at Caesars Palace to share what we can expect from the studio's upcoming DC Comics canon, including an extended preview of this summer's supervillain mash-up "Suicide Squad."

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