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Ben Affleck Will Direct ‘Batman’ Solo Movie

Ben Affleck Will Direct ‘Batman’ Solo Movie

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to have a major presence at Warner Bros.' Hall H panel this Saturday at Comic-Con, Deadline reports that Ben Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns for a Untitled Batman Reboot. The plan is for Ben Affleck to direct and star in the new Batman movie after he directs and stars in Live by Night, which Warner Bros. has set for release on October 7, 2016. Ben Affleck will also co-write the screenplay with Geoff Johns.

Just last month, a rumor surfaced that Ben Affleck is planning on starring in and directing a solo Batman movie for a 2018 release. However, that report claimed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio is handling the scripting duties. That doesn't seem to be the case. Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are reportedly so in sync that they could have a draft of the screenplay completed by the end of this summer, before the actor-filmmaker starts shooting Live by Night in November. The story would reportedly "reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1." Despite the earlier rumor of a 2018 release, it isn't known when when Warner Bros. may release this project, but 2018 could be feasible, since it comes between Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2.

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Ben Affleck Says 'I'm Batman' for First Time in New Video

Ben Affleck Says 'I'm Batman' for First Time in New Video

With Comic-Con 2015 just around the corner, fans will surely get a new look at Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during the studio's Hall H panel on Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 AM. While we wait for that footage to arrive, a much different Batman video has surfaced, through the shared Instagram account of child actor Seth Lee, who co-stars alongside Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros.' drama The Accountant. The video gives us a look at Ben Affleck uttering the famous line, "I am Batman" for the first time.

Ben Affleck isn't wearing his full Batman costume in the video, where he trades saying the iconic line with Seth Lee. While we did get a few brief glimpses of the actor in the first Batman v Superman trailer that debuted in April, we didn't hear the actor speak at all, so we'll have to wait and see if his voice in the movie is anywhere close to this impromptu set video. We don't even know if Ben Affleck will say "I'm Batman" in the movie. But the line has become somewhat of a tradition for the past 25 years or so.

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‘Batman’ Solo Movie Directed by Ben Affleck Coming in 2018?

‘Batman’ Solo Movie Directed by Ben Affleck Coming in 2018?

Warning! SPOILERS Ahead! After Ben Affleck's Batman debuts in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, we know he'll also make an appearance in Suicide Squad and then in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. With four appearances over three years, you may think that would be enough to tide Batman fans over for awhile. But it seems we may be getting even more of The Dark Knight. Today we have a report from Latino-Review that claims Warner Bros. is also developing a standalone Batman movie, which Ben Affleck will both star in and direct, debuting in 2018.

The movie is reportedly called The Batman, with Ben Affleck directing from a script by Chris Terrio. Terrio wrote the revised script for Batman v Superman and is also writing Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. The writer also won an Oscar for writing Best Picture winner Argo, which Ben Affleck directed.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Posters: The Battle for Gotham City!

‘Batman v Superman’ Posters: The Battle for Gotham City!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn't tapping out for the day just yet. After giving us the Logo-Free Ben Affleck IMAX character poster, a full color Batman costume photo and Batsuit and Superman Battle Armor promo art, we now get a set of three epic posters. These boxing style fight flyers all tease the blockbuster battle at the center of this next DC Comics adventure.

Each poster is basically a variation on the same idea, with the first image teasing Superman's heat vision, which he'll surely put to good use against the Dark Knight's battle armor in the ultimate face off. The second poster touts a showdown in Gotham City with a clash between the world's finest, an obvious nod to the comic books. This poster also reveals that Kal-El's laser focus will come in handy against Bruce Wayne's technologically advanced fight suit. The final poster of the three claims that both of these superhero gods are fighting for control of Gotham City. Is that a plot point we should pay attention too? Or just a cool way of selling this rumble in the Gotham jungle home? We'll have to wait almost a year to see for ourselves.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Art Has Better Look at Batsuit & Armor

‘Batman v Superman’ Art Has Better Look at Batsuit & Armor

It's a great day to be a Batman fan, with one reveal coming after another. First we got to see the Ben Affleck IMAX character poster without that cumbersome logo blocking his face. Next, we got the full color Batman costume photo that revealed the actor in his new suit all the way down to the gold belt. Now, we get two pieces of promo art that give us our best look yet at both the traditional Batsuit from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and his Superman battle armor.

This latest promo art will be used for merchandising and other marketing materials as Warner Bros. and DC prepare to unleash an onslaught of toys, games, clothing and branded food products. Along with this latest look at Ben Affleck in his Batsuit and Bat Armor, we also get a new look at Henry Cavill's Superman. Though, this could just as easily be mistaken for promo art from Man of Steel, as there have only been slight alterations to the costume and look of this iconic DC Comics character for his next big screen adventure.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Full Color Photo of Affleck in Costume

‘Batman v Superman’ Full Color Photo of Affleck in Costume

The first full color photo of Ben Affleck in costume from ‘Dawn of Justice’ offers the best look yet at the new Batman.
‘Suicide Squad’ Photos Confirm Ben Affleck Batman Cameo?

‘Suicide Squad’ Photos Confirm Ben Affleck Batman Cameo?

Ben Affleck was spotted at the Toronto airport, and later on the set of ‘Suicide Squad’, which is being directed by David Ayer.
‘Mallrats 2’: Will Ben Affleck Return?

‘Mallrats 2’: Will Ben Affleck Return?

Director Kevin Smith says he wants to get his whole cast assembled before reaching out to Ben Affleck about returning for ‘Mallrats 2’.