The worst kept secret in movies was made official tonight: Ben Affleck will direct the solo Batman film.
Warner chief Kevin Tsujihara confirmed the long-whispered rumor tonight in Las Vegas at CinemaCon before Affleck himself came out on stage. Tonight confirmed the rumors that have been swirling since last July that Affleck would be writing and directing the movie, and recently it was confirmed that he’s working on the script with DC’s Geoff Johns.
Before anyone laughs at this, you need to go watch Affleck’s three movies: Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo. The third one won Best Picture a couple of years ago, so if Affleck continues his quality directing streak we could see a Batman movie win what The Dark Knight couldn’t.