Ben Affleck Walks as Director of THE BATMAN

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Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in BATMAN v SUPERMAN

SH*T!

But, I’ve been kinda-sorta was warning y’all that this might be coming.

Per VARIETY.COM, Ben Affleck will not be directing THE BATMAN. Here’s 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.

Dammit! For me, personally, this SUCKS. Ben Affleck has been my #1 dude to take over the solo Batman film series – even before Christopher Nolan was done with it. I’m not going to lie; this makes me very sad and, quite frankly, very worried about this project. Mr. Affleck producing, writing, and starring in it is all fine and dandy, but it was “Director Ben Affleck” that was the most appealing thing about THE BATMAN.

I’ve been told for quite a while that the script for THE BATMAN, was, um, not up to par, if you will. I, in my “BOF Way,” hinted about all of this, but was dismissed. Check out this podcast…

 

 

Yeah, I’m bummed-out. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

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Bill
A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, rock-and-roll, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns...and BATMAN! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife, his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.