Yesterday, there was a bit of a surprise announcement regarding The Batman, as Ben Affleck announced he will not be directing the upcoming solo film for the character.
In a statement, Affleck said:
“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.”
Well, it didn’t take long for fans to speculate as to who the next director could be – throwing Kevin Smith in the mix. Smith, however, very quickly responded to those requests:
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 31, 2017
So there you have it. Kevin Smith won’t be directing the upcoming film – although I’m not sure any one realistically expected him to.
In regards to who will direct the upcoming Batman movie, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the latest in this seemingly always changing saga of The Batman.
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