Las Vegas, April 13 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck will star and direct a standalone Batman movie, Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara has confirmed.
Tsujihara announced the news on Tuesday at CinemaCon, reports variety.com.
It was reported in July 2015 that Affleck was in talks to star and direct the film, but Tsujihara’s announcement marks the first official confirmation of his involvement.
Affleck made his debut as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
Tsujihara first mentioned Affleck when he took the CinemaCon stage here, saying that the studio was excited to be moving forward on the standalone Batman film with the Affleck.
Warner Bros. confirmed that Affleck would be directing the movie later on Tuesday in a press release.