Ben Affleck Is NOT Directing The Solo Batman Movie

So superheroes can't do two things at once?

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Ben Affleck is looking for someone to take charge of his solo Batman movie, because playing the superhero and directing the whole thing has proved too much of a task.

Affleck has released a statement to say that he's decided to step down as director, but is naturally still on board to star as Batman as well as produce the DC blockbuster.

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," he said.

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"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."

Warner Bros. added in a statement: "[The studio] fully supports Ben Affleck's decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life."

Affleck of course made his first appearance as the Caped Crusader in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as briefly in Suicide Squad. Although the less said about those two, the better.

We'll next see him in this November's DC superhero team-up movie Justice League, before waiting impatiently for The Batman, which Affleck co-wrote alongside Geoff Johns. It's still to get an official release date, so let's hope the hunt for a new director doesn't delay things.

From: Digital Spy