Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Acyor Ben Affleck has expanded his role in the DC universe by taking on the duties of executive producer on Warner Bros.’ “Justice League: Part One”, in addition to starring as Batman.
Affleck will work with director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio on the script and weigh in on post-production, reports deadline.com.
Affleck has directing credits on films like “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town”. He also produced, directed and starred in “Argo”, which won him a Best Picture Oscar. Terrio won the best original screenplay Academy Award for the same film.
Snyder began shooting “Justice League: Part One” in April with Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe.
The film is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2017, with “Justice League Part Two” set for June 14, 2019.
Affleck also announced in April at Cinemacon that he would direct and star in a standalone Batman movie.