Ben Affleck is not directing Batman, but will produce, star

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Ben Affleck is no longer directing the Batman standalone movie for Warner Bros.

In a statement Monday, Affleck said it "has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require" and that he and the studio are looking for a new director.

Affleck, who made his debut as the superhero for the studio last summer in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." had been attached to write and direct the Batman standalone movie for over a year.

The studio in a statement said that it "fully supports" his decision and "remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life."

Warner Bros. this past fall lost another director in their DC Universe in Rick Famuyiwa who had been set for "The Flash."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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