During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck confirmed that he will helm the upcoming solo Batman movie. He said: “I’m gonna direct the next Batman, we’re working on it. It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because with ‘Live By Night’ it took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard. It’s just no one gave a s**t. No one was like, ‘WHERE’S ‘LIVE BY NIGHT?’ But with Batman I keep getting the, ‘WHERE’S THE ****ING BATMAN?’ I’m like, ‘Whoa, I’m working! Give me a second!’”
Affleck will also star as Batman, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.