In between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and two Justice League movies, Ben Affleck is trying to do what he loves and star in and direct non-DC Comics movies. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has pushed back two Ben Affleck projects. The Accountant, which Affleck stars in, has been moved from January 2016 to October 2016. Live by Night, which Affleck will star in and direct, has been moved from October 2016 to sometime in 2017.
All these delays seem to be related to Ben Affleck’s commitment as Batman. In addition to the DC Comics movies already mentioned, Affleck will direct, star in, and writer his own Batman movie along with DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns. According to Deadline, the script for The Batman (the rumored title) is already pretty far along, and will be turned into Warner Bros. by the end of the summer.
So while Affleck would love to work on other movies, it looks like his commitment to Batman has caused things to shuffle a bit. Next spring he’ll begin work on Justice League Part One, and then probably The Batman shortly there after.