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Ben Affleck says he'll walk if 'Batman' script sucks

Ben Affleck.  (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

Ben Affleck. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

Ben Affleck won’t direct and star in his forthcoming Batman film if he feels the script isn’t up to scratch.

The actor and director took over the role of Bruce Wayne in last year’s critically panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

As well as starring in the role of the Caped Crusader, Affleck, whose 2012 directorial effort Argo won a Best Picture Oscar, is also directing the upcoming DC Comics movie - tentatively titled The Batman.

However the 44-year-old star has now revealed that there currently isn’t a script in place and if he isn’t happy with how the movie is shaping up, he’ll walk away from the project.

He told Britain’s The Guardian newspaper: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”

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Affleck’s comments are in stark contrast to his remarks in an interview with Variety magazine last month, in which he said, “We’re on the right track with that (the Batman film) and everything is coming together. We’re still finishing up a script. I’m very excited.”

The new Batman movie has yet to receive an official release date, but will reportedly feature Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello as the villain Deathstroke.

Affleck has had problems with superhero films in the past, having starred as the title character in the 2003 flop Daredevil.

The actor later disowned the movie as a cynical money making exercise, telling Entertainment Weekly: “Daredevil didn’t work at all. If I wanted to go viral, I would be less polite. That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well. There was a cynical sense of ‘put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the cheque’.”

Affleck will however return as Batman in Justice League, scheduled for release in November.

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