Ben Affleck to Direct, Star in Stand-Alone Batman Movie: Details

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is reportedly set to direct and star in a stand-alone Batman movie following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Steve Granitz/WireImage

Taking the Batmobile for another spin! Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in a stand-alone Batman movie, Deadline and Entertainment Weekly report.

The Oscar winner, 42, will team up with DC Comics’ chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, for the new flick. The project will begin following Affleck's adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night and after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters.

Affleck recently told EW that he wasn't sure about taking on the Batman role. "My first reaction was, 'Are you sure?'" he joked. "At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like, 'This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.' But [director] Zack [Snyder] convinced me."

Affleck has wasted no time getting back to work following his split from estranged wife Jennifer Garner. (He and Garner confirmed to Us Weekly on June 30 that they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.) As previously reported, the Argo star returned to L.A. early from the pair's family getaway in the Bahamas this week for a work meeting. He then flew to Atlanta to be with his kids, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

While in Atlanta — where Garner, 43, is filming the movie Miracles From Heaven — the Argo director is staying in his ex's guest house. He was spotted with his wedding ring on Thursday, July 9.

Next up, Affleck is scheduled to appear at San Diego's Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11, with his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast. He'll participate in a panel and sign autographs.

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