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Ben Affleck confirmed to star in stand-alone Batman movie

By Karen Butler
Ben Affleck confirmed to star in stand-alone Batman movie
American actor Ben Affleck attends the premiere of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in London on March 22, 2016. Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck is to headline and direct his own stand-alone Batman movie.

The Hollywood Reporter said Warner Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara confirmed the project Tuesday at CinemaCon.

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"It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020," Tsuijhara said. "I'm also excited to know that we will be working with Ben Affleck on a stand-alone Batman movie."

Affleck reportedly is also contracted to appear as the character in two Justice League superhero ensemble pictures.

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