Ben Affleck to Star in and Direct Solo Batman Film 5 years ago

Ben Affleck to Star in and Direct Solo Batman Film

His personal life may be in a bit of turmoil, but Ben Affleck's professional life continues to go from strength to strength. 

Following his turn as the caped crusader in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck will star in, direct and co-write a new Batman film with DC Comics.

On The Set Of "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"

Affleck pictured on the set ofBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Deadline reports that the Argo actor and director will pair up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns to co-write a script for the standalone film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also stars Henry Cavill, will land in cinemas in March 2016.

Warner Bros. Pictures Panel And Presentation - Comic-Con International 2014

Affleck pictured with co-star Henry Cavill

The news comes one week after Ben and his wife Jennifer Garner announced that they were separating, after ten years of marriage.