Report: BEN AFFLECK To Direct, Co-Write (with GEOFF JOHNS) & Star in BATMAN Solo Film

Ben Affleck as Batman
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Update 7:06 p.m. EST: Variety is now reporting that Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros. as well, though they add the caveat that Affleck would "possibly direct." Warner Bros. reportedly had no comment.

Original Story: Deadline is reporting that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck has partnered with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and comic book writer Geoff Johns to co-write an upcoming solo Batman film with Affleck also starring and directing. 

Deadline's unnamed sources say that the Batman film will begin production after Affleck finishes filming Live By Night, which begins shooting in November.

The film would reportedly be released after 2017's Justice League Part 1, with Affleck and Johns cited as being "well in sync" with plans to finish the script by this fall.

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