Ben Afflect will star in and direct a new standalone Batman movie, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed yesterday at CinemaCon.
After bigging up the record-breaking opening of Batman v Superman and its worldwide haul of $800 million, the CEO touched on the new Batman project.
"It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020," said Tsuijhara. "I'm also excited to know that we will be working with Ben Affleck on a stand-alone Batman movie."
Only weeks ago Affleck's agent teased the new Batman project.
"He's contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape," WME-IMG's Patrick Whitesell told Hollywood Reporter. "There's a script that he's written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that's out there as an option."
Affleck's performance is widely recognised as one of the few saving graces of the Batman v Superman film, and with his acclaimed writing and directing thrown into the hat we could have a new Batman film to rival the high bar set by the Nolan trilogy.
As for when the film could hit cinemas, Warner has two reserved slots for untitled films, the first on October 5, 2018 and the other November 1, 2019.
Here's what is currently scheduled as part of the DC cinematic universe.
Suicide Squad (Aug. 5, 2016), The Justice League Part One (Nov. 17, 2017), The Flash (March 16, 2018), Wonder Woman (June 2, 2017) Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part Two (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 3, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps (June 19, 2020).