Ben Affleck Still Starring In New Batman Movie, Director Confirms

Affleck won't direct the movie, but he's still starring in it, apparently.

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When it was announced that Ben Affleck would no longer direct the new Batman film, The Batman, one rumour that floated around was that Affleck would not appear in it, either. Now, new director Matt Reeves has confirmed that, for now at least, Affleck is still the star.

"Yeah, right now that's exactly what's going on--for sure," he said in an interview reported on by Batman-News (via IGN) about Affleck playing the title role in the much-anticipated film.

Affleck in Batman v Superman
Affleck in Batman v Superman

Affleck first played Batman in 2016's Batman v Superman. He'll play the character again in this year's Justice League. A release date for The Batman has not been announced.

Also in the interview, Reeves made it clear that The Batman is not coming out anytime soon. Reeves only recently wrapped War for the Planet of the Apes, and he said The Batman is "only now beginning" production.

Very little is known about The Batman in terms of the story, but we do know that that Joe Manganiello had been cast in the role of the villain Deathstoke. You can see some test footage of Manganiello as the character right here.

What would you like to see from The Batman? Let us know in the comments below!

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In other news, water is wet.

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Duh

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Wake me up when you get a new Batman........worst batman since George Clooney.....

it's the car, chicks dig the car...ugh......

MARTHA!!!! seriously? just.....ugh

on the other hand we got WHERE WERE THE OTHER DRUGS GOING!?! at least there was a sentence there.....

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@darthrevenx: seriously man? Best batman ever. can't tell if you're trolling or not.

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@kanekan-slaugh: The dumbest batman yet. He declared Superman pretty much the enemy of humanity yet did no detective work whatsoever to figure out who he was. Lois figured it out, Lex Luthor figured it out but the "world's greatest detective" was clueless and murdery. He allowed himself to be used by Lex. I can go on but I'd be typing for hours.

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@dreadborne: Dude you're complaining about the writing, not the actor. Take that crap up with Snyder and Terrio. As for the acting, screen presence and fighting, Affleck freaking killed it as Batman and Bruce Wayne.

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@dreadborne: You must've watched a different film then. Batman knew who he was but the detective work was to find out how to kill him. He didn't "declare" superman the enemy of humanity. He was paranoid and "murdery" that's what the one of the convo's between him and alfred was about. dialogue is just as important as looking at the screen you know.

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@kanekan-slaugh: He complained that this alien could wipe out humanity if he wanted to, that makes him an enemy in my eyes. He had no clue who Superman was, if he did that ridiculous Martha line wouldn't have happened because he would have known that this man was raised in the bible belt and had a trail of good deeds following him. Batfleck was stupid and as you put it, paranoid. Batman is never paranoid he is always well informed so there is no need to be paranoid. People like you can't seem to get over this being the worst batman since batnipples. He was even too dumb to know that lex allowed him to steal info from his server. No one wanders into a secure area...I'll stop here, as I said before I could go on for quite awhile about this terrible batman potrayal

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@dreadborne: But what people you don't is that was the point of this batman. he's an older Jaded and annoyed guy who's had enough. That was the entire point of his character, no it doesn't make him dumb. He's had a life of criminals and heroes who've turned against him but he could deal with, then this alien that could wipe out the planet suddenly appears and shakes things up. Of course he'd be like that. Just because he isn't trusting him instantly so storylines can be rushed doesn't mean it's bad in anyway. He also did know clarks identity for a while, though that could've been clarified I admit. It's mainly studio intervention it's like that though.

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@kanekan-slaugh: he's a terrible Batman.....bad acting bat writing, bad movies....

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@darthrevenx: hhahahahahaha. sure, whatever you think.

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@kanekan-slaugh: just agree to disagree then......I've said my piece....

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