Ben Affleck

Batfleck to Direct Batman Solo film

While there had been speculation for weeks from his friend Kevin Smith, this week Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that the studio is moving forward with a standalone Batman movie, which Ben Affleck will both star in and direct.

The news was announced at CinemaCon, the annual convention for movie theater operators and retailers in Las Vegas. Tsujihara spoke of the success of Batman v Superman, which is set to cross $800 million worldwide, and how it kicked off the feature film arm of the DC Extended Universe.