Variety magazine is reporting that Ben Affleck is in talks to star in, direct, and co-write a standalone Batman movie. The actor is expected to co-write the Batman script along with Geoff Johns, after Live by Night film wraps. Live by Night is scheduled to begin production in November, and Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, and Sienna Miller will costar with Affleck. The actor will direct Live by Night, which is based on the novel written by author Dennis Lehane. Live by Night, the novel, was published in 2012.
Affleck is starring in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Jesse Eisenberg. Affleck will play the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill will portray Superman/Clark Kent. The film will be directed by Zach Snyder, and the screenplay will be written by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
Ben Affleck’s film career is continuing to rise, while his personal life has taken a hit. It was recently announced that Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner are getting a divorce. The couple was married for ten years, and they have three children together. Affleck and Garner met on the set of the movie Daredevil (2003), and they got married two years later. According to reports, Affleck’s cheating, gambling, and drinking were the cause of the couple’s split. On the contrary, Affleck’s representatives are denying the actor cheated on his wife. Nonetheless, the couple recently separated, despite the fact that Affleck was just spotted wearing his wedding ring in Atlanta (GA).
Affleck has starred in a great number of films including Good Will Hunting, Armageddon, Bounce, Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, He’s Just Not That Into You, Argo, The Town, Runner Runner, and most recently Gone Girl. In 1997, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting– a film he co-wrote with Matt Damon. The actor-director also won an Academy Award for Best Picture for Argo three years ago. Affleck starred in and directed Argo, which is a political thriller adapted from The Master of Disguise book.