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Ben Affleck Announces Title of His Standalone Batman Film

Ben Affleck, DC Comic’s latest Caped Crusader, revealed the title of his upcoming Batman movie title.

“I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’ … at least that’s what we are going with now,” Affleck told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “I might change it, I think that’s about it right now, that’s all I got,” he said.

Affleck is set to direct and star in the film, slated for 2016, in addition to co-writing the screenplay.

“We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it and I assure you that when there’s anything that develops you’ll hear about it,” Affleck said.

Affleck also had some thoughts this week about his recent film “Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice,” which he starred in opposite Henry Cavill.

Pushing aside the unfavorable reviews from critics, Affleck called the film the “biggest hit of my career” in an interview with Washington’s WTTG-TV that was posted online on Sunday.

With over $330 million at the domestic box office, the film has the highest domestic gross of any film Affleck has appeared in, topping “Armageddon” ($201 million) and “Pearl Harbor” ($198 million). Its closest competition is “Suicide Squad” ($321 million) which includes a cameo from the actor. He says audiences may not have taken to the film because of it’s overall tone.

“It was not judged not necessarily on its execution so much as on its tone,” he said. People seem to want to have a lighter tone to the movie. I thought that was interesting because [tone is] subjective.”

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