Ben Affleck reportedly doesn't want to be Batman anymore

'The Batman' has a new director after Ben Affleck bowed out of leading the movie just recently...

THR reports that the filmmaker has the offer even though talks is still in the early stage to replace Ben Affleck as the director of "The Batman".

The Cloverfield director is now at work on the latest Planet of the Apes sequel, War for the Planet of the Apes. The actor was developing the project as a directing vehicle, but after considerable hand-wringing officially exited it last week.

He added that he and the studio have made a decision to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with him on "The Batman". Years ago I was also told WB was eyeing Ridley Scott to direct the Will Beall version of Justice League.

The script for The Batman was penned by Affleck and veteran DC Comics writer Geoff Johns. However, it has been reported by several media outlet that the script may undergo a significant overhaul. As for Affleck's portrayal as Batman, he'll next appear as the Caped Crusader in "Justice League" due out on November 17, 2017.

Now that the upcoming solo Batman movie has found a director, it's time to start thinking about what audiences can expect. Reeves have created TV's Felicity along with J.J. Abrams before making a splash with 2008 found footage creature feature Cloverfield. However, the new Planet of the Apes series was on far more stable ground and actually had an acclaimed original film before Reeves stepped in, so there are far more daunting obstacles in his way this time.

According to Forbes, the fate of Affleck's current script will stay unknown until a new director is chosen.

  • Salvatore Jensen