LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck is no longer directing the Batman standalone movie for Warner Bros.
In a statement Monday, Affleck said it “has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require” and that he and the studio are looking for a new director.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
Affleck, who made his debut as the superhero for the studio last summer in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” had been attached to write and direct the Batman standalone movie for over a year.
The studio in a statement said that it “fully supports” his decision and “remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life.”READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
Warner Bros. this past fall lost another director in their DC Universe in Rick Famuyiwa who had been set for “The Flash.”MORE NEWS: Saratoga Resident Displaced in 2-Alarm House Fire Sunday Morning
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