Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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Batman Needs a Robin, and the DCEU Needs Ryan Potter

Batman Needs a Robin, and the DCEU Needs Ryan Potter

Ryan Potter took to Twitter yesterday to express interest in playing a Tim Drake Robin.  First, he tweeted: “Tim Drake has a nice ring to it.” (source) Then, a bit later, he went so far as to address Ben Affleck directly, tweeting: “@BenAffleck “Asian American Tim Drake adds diversity to Justice League cast” Headlines write themselves ☕🐸” (source) No public response from Affleck seems forthcoming.  But frankly, in his position, I’d be intrigued by Potter’s approach…

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