Ben Affleck Could Direct A DC Universe Film, But It Won’t Be The New Batman Movie

/Film’s Jenna Busch attended the press event hosted by DC Studios, in which Peter Safran and James Gunn unveiled the rebooted slate for the DC Universe. After confirming Ben Affleck’s Batman is not returning, Gunn stated that the actor-filmmaker is really keen on directing a DC movie, but currently has no involvement with “The Brave and the Bold.” Here’s the direct quote:

And we’re working with Ben Affleck, who really wants to be [and] has been a part of our architectural team trying to bring things together, and he really wants to direct one of our projects. We’re excited for him doing that. But this is the story of Damian Wayne, who is Batman’s actual son, who he didn’t know existed for the first eight to 10 years of his life.

Ultimately, it’s too early to tell if Affleck will end up directing a DC Studios project. We’ve seen a few ill-fated DC slates in our lifetime, so it wouldn’t be the first occasion when things didn’t pan out as initially planned. However, it’s a promising sign that Affleck has been let in on the details behind the upcoming slate. “The Brave and the Bold” or not, there are plenty of DC characters Affleck can sink his teeth into behind the scenes.

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