Here Are Some Of The Directors Rumored To Be In Line To Replace Ben Affleck On THE BATMAN

Here Are Some Of The Directors Rumored To Be In Line To Replace Ben Affleck On THE BATMAN

Here Are Some Of The Directors Rumored To Be In Line To Replace Ben Affleck On THE BATMAN

We already heard that Matt Reeves was in the mix, but now the names of some more potential directors to replace Ben Affleck on the standalone Batman movie have come to our attention. Take a look...

Last night brought the extremely disappointing news that Ben Affleck would no longer be directing Warner Bros. solo Batman movie, though he is remaining on board as producer and will still reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/The Dark Knight after making his debut in Batman V Superman.

Following the announcement, Forbes published a lengthy report on how Affleck's departure could potentially influence the project, and they also mention some of the names that are apparently high on the studio's list of possible replacements. Matt Reeves, we know about, but we also have Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, Matt Ross, and George Miller.

Villeneuve really seems more like wishful thinking, as following Blade Runner 2049 he'll have his hands full with the Dune reboot. Miller was said to be one of the names in contention to helm Man of Steel 2, so it makes sense that he'd still be in the mix. O'Conner already worked with Affleck on The Accountant, but like Villeneuve, he has The Green Hornet reboot next. Then we have Ross, who made his feature debut last year with Captain Fantastic and seems the least likely to take the reigns of a massive tentpole picture out of this bunch.

Forbes also speculates that script problems could lead to Affleck dropping out of starring in the movie, but that seems like an extreme stance to take given how little we know at this point. That said, they do seem adamant that there is "at least a chance" he could walk away from the role. Whatever happens, it's not looking good for The Batman making that mooted 2018 release date.

At any rate, what do you guys make of these potential replacements? Sound off below.
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