Ben Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently and talked a little bit about Justice League and The Batman. One of the things that was brought up during the interview was the latest photo from Justice League that features Batman in his new tactical suit hanging out with Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Aquaman.
Kimmel starts out by saying, "You are by far the most muscular of [them]. Was that in the contract?" Affleck replied excitedly, "I make that look pretty good! That's not bad!"
As the conversation went on, Kimmel straight up asked Affleck if he is going to direct the Batman solo film. When asked this same question in recent interviews, he sounded a bit iffy on it like it wasn't a 100% done deal. But when Kimmel asked about it, he assuredly said:
"I'm going to direct the next Batman, we're working on it. It's one of those things that's really frustrating because like Live by Night took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready. And I worked really hard. It's just nobody gave a sh-t! Nobody was like, 'Where's Live by Night?!' But with Batman I keep on getting, 'Where's the f--cking Batman?!' And I"m like, 'Whoa, I'm working! Give me a second.'"
He makes a pretty good point there. Live by Night just isn't a high profile film like Batman is. I mean... it's Batman! Affleck has proven himself to be a solidly talented filmmaker so I'm looking forward to seeing what his take on Batman will be.
Kimmel also asked Affleck if his brother, Casey Affleck, would play Robin in the film and Affleck replied, "I think we could go back to the tape." The tape he's referring to is a clip shown earlier of his brother forgetting to thank him during his Golden Globe Award acceptance speech.
You can watch the whole interview below.