DC Extended Universe Photographer Says Not To Worry About The Batman


For months now, Ben Affleck has been on the fence about directing The Batman. After the disappointment of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and just the overall negative response to the DC Extended Universe thus far, it’s not hard to see why Big Ben’s been having doubts. However, we all expected him to be able to settle his differences with Warner Bros. and proceed with getting behind the camera for the project.

That’s why it came as such a shock when Affleck announced last night that he would no longer helm The Batman. From what we’ve heard, he wasn’t happy with the script and didn’t feel confident enough in it to take on directing duties. Of course, the official statement from the actor phrased things a bit differently, as it said the following:

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

You don’t need to be a genius to read between the lines here. There’s clearly some trouble brewing over at Warner Bros. and things are quickly coming apart at the seams in regards to their DC Extended Universe. Understandably, fans have been voicing their concerns over social media ever since the news broke last night and now, photographer Clay Enos, who’s worked on Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad, among others, has taken to Twitter to try and calm everyone down.

Responding to Tweets from fans, here’s what he had to say:

Admittedly, Enos does have a point here. The Batman is no doubt a complex project, and directors leaving films is nothing new – especially not when it comes to the DC Extended Universe, as evidenced by The Flash. Still, Affleck giving up directing duties is a big deal and certainly doesn’t bode well for the movie. Not to mention that having him behind the camera would have ensured that we got the Batman outing we deserved after the underwhelming Dawn of Justice.

Perhaps we’re being too cynical, though. Sure, on the surface, it appears that this is yet another devastating blow to the DCEU, but for all we know, things might turn out alright in the end. Affleck is still attached to star, for now at least, and the directors that Warner Bros. are looking at to replace him sound promising. We’ll just have to wait and see how this all plays out, but one thing’s for certain, and that’s if The Batman tanks, or worse yet, fails to even get off the ground, it might just spell the end of the DC Extended Universe.