We know that a new standalone Batman movie is an inevitability, and that Warner Bros. plans to make it part of their DC Extended Universe films. Rumors have been circulating that Batman himself, Ben Affleck, is in talks to direct the film. However, it seems that the flesh may be willing, but the schedule is weak.
"He's got a busy schedule," producer Charles Roven tells Total Film. "He's about to start a movie now [Live By Night]. And he's also got obligations to be in the Justice League movies. The calendar is a bit tricky."
"Look, if I could make it work, yeah," Affleck says. "Obviously it would be like a dream. The trick is, as to any movie, is to make sure that you – if you're going to direct it – that you can make it good. You've got to have the right idea and the right take on it.
"Broadly speaking, it's something I'd be open to, for sure. It's a very exciting idea."
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