Per VARIETY.COM, Ben Affleck will not be directing THE BATMAN. Here’s his statement…
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. 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.”