Ben Affleck Not Directing Solo Batman Movie Shows No Hope For Future DC Films
Last Monday, Warner Bros revealed sad news from Ben Affleck on no longer directing the upcoming Batman stand-alone movie, giving no hope for future DC films being better than Marvel.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
Everyone thought it would be interesting to see Affleck direct this movie, who did a very good on “Argo.” But now this puts pressure on not this movie, but other ones. DC is already off to a horrendous start because of “Batman vs Superman” and “Suicide Squad.” Both put up stinker performances and had absolutely no flow, pace or story.
Both directors have no approach to giving viewers a good film other than the visual effects. Let’s not forget that Affleck being Batman was one of the positive signs from “Batman vs Superman.” He would have made DC relevant, actually being a competitor to Marvel movies. Now it all comes down to “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins, being a major hit. If the other actors can’t live up to expectations, they should just shut down the franchise and let Marvel be king.
Either way Affleck will still be the star and producer of the Batman stand-alone movie, but who is gonna be the director? That question is yet to be answer and fans will have to wait and see if DC is gonna be relevant by the end of this year.