We've always wondered why Ben Affleck chose to become the Batman because, after Daredevil, he swore he'd never do another superhero movie ever again.
From what the actor had to say, he took the role because he wanted to see and learn how to direct a superhero film. It is more about the directing experience than becoming the character. This kind of thinking is similar to how the Dark Knight finds victory in foresight.
"I thought if I was going to direct a movie like this, which I would like to do at some point, I need to have something of a refresher course of how these movies are done," Affleck told Entertainment Weekly.
The big question right now is which superhero movie Affleck could direct in the future. From what we have been hearing for quite some time now, the actor might choose to direct the standalone Batman movie that is rumored to be called The Batman.
Directing and starring in his own superhero movie would be the first for the genre since no other actor or director has done the same.
We suspect that it is not yet a done deal since Warner Bros. would want to play it safe first by waiting to see how audiences respond to Affleck as the Batman. If the response is favorable, then it would be safe to assume that Affleck would lead the charge where the next Batman movie is concerned.
If he is successful with that film, we see no reason why he wouldn't do another. Then again, we doubt he would want to get too invested in the superhero genre for the sake of trying other things.
We will see Ben Affleck as the Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016 and in Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016. Whether or not he'll show up in other films before Justice League - Part One is still left to be seen.