Ben Affleck isn’t exactly taking a Batman-sized leap of faith behind his upcoming Dark Knight standalone.
The award-winning actor and director — who plays Batman in the DC Comics movies — is expected to direct an upcoming film centering solely on his character, but he says that could change if he doesn’t feel confident in the project.
“That’s the idea,” he told The Guardian of his intention to direct the movie. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
The film — tentatively titled “The Batman” — will serve as a follow up to last year’s critically panned “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which was directed by Zack Snyder.
That was Affleck’s first film portraying the Caped Crusader, and he’ll reprise his role as Batman in November in the superhero crossover flick “Justice League.”
“The Batman,” meanwhile, still doesn’t have an announced release date, and Affleck cast doubt that production for the film was imminent over the summer when he first revealed the script was a work in progress.
“I don’t know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don’t have a script that’s ready yet,” he told reporters on the “Justice League” set in June, according to Entertainment Weekly.