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Ben Affleck confirms he's open to directing next Batman movie

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn't even been released yet, but star Ben Affleck already has plans for future Batman films. Except next time around, he wants to be behind the camera.

Sitting down with Total Film, Affleck confirmed that while there's a lot of hoops to jump through before his role on the project could move forward, the idea of directing the next solo Batman installment was "very exciting."

"Obviously that would be like a dream," Affleck said. "Broadly speaking, it's something that I'd be open to, for sure."

Still, Affleck affirmed that if he did move forward with directing the film, he'd have to make sure there was a solid idea in place. He admitted that to take on a project like Batman, he had to be sure he could do it in the first place.

In a separate interview with the magazine, producer Charles Roven spoke briefly about the movie — which is being referred to simply as The Batman — and said that before Affleck would even consider directing the film, there would have to be an incredibly good script in place.

"And once that happens, it's still got to fit into the calendar," Roven said, alluding to the actor's tight shooting schedule. "We're hoping we can make it happen. We're just at the beginning of the question."

So although nothing has been finalized and there's no estimated release date, it sounds like all parties are interested in bringing Affleck on board to direct the film.

For now, audiences can catch him as the stoic vigilante in Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, scheduled to be released on March 23, 2016. Catch the trailer for it below.

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