Ben Affleck Still Wants to Direct a Batman Movie!
It doesn't sound like Ben Affleck wants to give up on Batman. in fact, during a recent interview, he talks about why he likes his version of Batman and says that he still wants to direct a Batman movie!
While talking to DailySabah about the character and his future with the DC film franchise, he said:
“I like this version of Batman a lot. It was a lot to carry around the danger of being angry and resentful of Superman the whole time, which led to a darker tone. And with this one, Batman is not a Joker and is not as funny, but is hilarious, as the straight man to Flash and other people. That’s a nice dynamic to get to play off of somebody and have a little bit more irony and have a little bit more self-awareness, a little bit more fun with the movie. That was great.”
He went on to talk about Bruce Wayne's dual identity and how it helps the character do what he needs to do. It gives us an understanding of how he sees the character.
“I think that is a very interesting phenomenon. In the movie, we see the most extreme version, which is that we have Bruce Wayne, who is the real person, and Batman, who is really a projection, and he kind of takes advantage of the fact that he is mysterious, unknown, dark, avenging, coming out of the shadows and secretive, which helps him very much. That kind of dual identity helps him do what he needs to do. And the question for me sometimes was ‘What is the real mask? Is Bruce Wayne the mask or is Batman the mask?'”
The actor then went on to talk about the future of Batman and it's here that he explains why he ended up dropping out of the director's chair of The Batman, but he also says that he's still interested in directing a Batman movie! It's something that it sounds like he will continue to pursue.
“For me, it’s interesting, and I always evaluate this stuff on the merit of the material. I want to direct a Batman movie, and I never got a script that I was happy with, so they are starting over and writing another script. And right now, I think a lot of different possibilities I think for the way the DC Universe could go, and I will just follow my interests in pursing that. And I know that I love working with this group of people, and it was a real joy for me to make this movie.”
I was actually pretty excited to see what Ben Affleck would do with a Batman movie, so I'd be up for seeing him direct one some day. I have no idea if it will ever happen. Matt Reeves is currently attached to direct The Batman, but would you want to see Affleck eventually direct his own Batman movie?