It’s Obvious Who Should Replace Ben Affleck as Batman Director
So, Ben Affleck has decided that it is better to concentrate on wearing the costume than being the man behind the camera, and has stepped down as director of The Batman.
It’s hardly a surprising decision; just a couple of weeks ago, Affleck was talking about how uncomfortable he imagined it would be having to direct a movie in the costume, saying, “We’ll have to modify the suit to make it a little bit easier to put on and take off. When you are in it, you can be sweating, crazy and exhausted, do your part and walk away. But when you’re a director, you can’t walk away. You have to be there for everybody.” Or, apparently you could simply walk away from the director’s chair altogether.
But while another DC movie still remains directorless after a filmmaker jumped ship, there’s an obvious candidate for a replacement for Affleck when it comes to bringing Batman’s solo adventures back to the big screen: None other than Zack Snyder.
Ignore the cries of comic book fans still complaining about Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; Snyder is a surreally perfect choice to take on the Batman directing gig. As the man responsible for Affleck’s two main Batman appearances to date (2016’s BvS and this fall’s…