ByTino Jochimsen, writer at
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Tino Jochimsen

Many folks seem to have a problem or two with playing Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But the reason for this fanboy discontent mainly stems from the fact that they cannot picture Mr. Affleck under the mask of their beloved Caped Crusader.

But a much more tragic side effect has not yet been considered: Affleck will also have to drop some projects as a director in order to enter a (probable) longtime commitment as Batman.

According to Deadline, we have our first victim. Affleck's long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic The Stand.

But fret not King aficionados, the project dropped right into capable hands. , who directed to his first Oscar in Crazy Heart will helm the good vs. evil tale. Cooper is currently putting the last touches on his revenge thriller Out of the Furnace, starring ex-Batman ... so everything comes full circle, I guess.

A project which Affleck will still direct, however, is the period crime dama Live By Night which he aims to shoot in 2014.

What do you think? Is it sad that Affleck's directing career has to get in line behind his Gotham City endeavors?


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