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Matt McGloin

Ben Affleck To Direct New Batman Movie



Prior to Saturday's WB movie panel at Comic-Con, it's learned plans are underway for a new Batman movie which will be directed by and starring Ben Affleck.

Deadline reports Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns to co-write the new standalone Batman movie as well.

The new Batman film will begin after Affleck completes his plan to direct his scripted adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night, which Affleck kicks off in November.

The report mentions that "Affleck and Johns are well in synch and have more than found their rhythm," with is said the script will likely be turned in before the end of the Summer.

A release date hasn't been set, but it's said the Ben Affleck Batman movie will take priority and the other DC movies might have to move.

The plot is said to center around Batman following Batman Vs. Superman and the Justice League movie.