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Ben Affleck To Direct & Star In Batman Movie Confirmed

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 04/13/2016 - 01:27

It's confirmed Ben Affleck will both direct and star in a new standalone Batman movie.

Affleck also wrote the script with DC Entertainment chief creative officer and comic book writer Geoff Johns.

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed the news Tuesday at CinemaCon, stating WB is movie forward with the Affleck Batman movie.

Kevin Tsujihara also had good things to say about the record opening of Batman Vs. Superman, which leads into Justice League.

"It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020," Tsujihara told a packed room, reports THR. "I'm also excited to know that we will be working with Ben Affleck on a stand-alone Batman movie."

Previously it was reported that Ben Affleck was only contracted to do two more movies following Batman Vs. Superman with Justice League parts 1 and 2, but obviously now we see Affleck and WB have extended the Batman deal. Ben Affleck is also appearing in August's Suicide Squad movie.

The new Batman movie has yet to have a release date, but WB did just announce release dates for two DC movies - Oct. 5, 2018, and Nov. 1, 2019 - with one more than likely for Affleck's Caped Crusader film.

Warner Bros. also showed off a DC Cinematic reel at CinemaCon which was introduced by Amy Adams (Lois Lane).

"You get your first real taste of this expanding universe," Warners film chief Greg Silverman said in the clip.

Earlier rumors surrounding the solo Batman movie have mentioned the Red Hood.

Here is the current release dates for the DC movies:

August 05, 2016 - Suicide Squad

June 02, 2017 - Wonder Woman
November 17, 2017  - Justice League Part One

March 23, 2018 - The Flash
July 27, 2018 - Aquaman
October 05, 2018 - Untitled DC Film

June 14, 2019 - Justice League Part Two
November 01, 2019 - Untitled DC Film

April 03, 2020 - Cyborg
June 19, 2020 - Green Lantern Corps

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