Rumour: The title for Ben Affleck's solo Batman film revealed

Ben Affleck is rumoured to be getting his own solo Batman film with a working title already in place.

When the actor was first announced as the new Caped Crusader, it was reported that he had signed a deal to play the role in multiple films.

Now, it looks like that will include a standalone film for a 2019 release after he finishes up on Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice League and Justice League .

There's even a rumoured working title. Are you ready? Latino Review is reporting that the film will be called The Batman .

Presumably because Tim Burton's hugely successful 1989 film, with Michael Keaton in the lead, has used the even more direct and straight-to-the-point-no-messing title Batman .

It's also a cool reference for fans - The Batman is one of Bats' nickname, a bit like The Dark Knight.

Excitingly, there's also speculation there's a good chance Affleck could direct the solo film.

He's already proved with Argo that he's up to the task of acting, directing and bringing home Oscars, though a physically demanding superhero film is a whole other challenge.

Casting Affleck was a huge gamble for Warner Bros. Let's hope it pays off.

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