It has been just been reported by Variety that our current Batman Ben Affleck will NOT be directing the upcoming Batman film set in the DCEU. He will however star in and executive produce the film tentatively titled The Batman. 

His statement:

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

I personally think he should reach out to his old buddy and my idol Kevin Smith. Kevin has directed episodes of The Flash and Supergirl and Gotham star Robin Lord Taylor has recently said he wants Kevin to direct an episode of Gotham so Kevin certainly has DC experience. 

What are YOUR thoughts on Affleck stepping down as director and who do YOU think should direct the film?

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