Los Angeles, July 10: Actor Ben Affleck is teaming with comic book writer Geoff Johns to co-write, direct and star in a standalone “Batman” movie.(READ: Batman Ben Affleck ‘heartbroken’ by Robin Williams death )

Additional details are still under wraps other than the fact that Affleck will return to his role of the Caped Crusader, which he will first assume in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and then in “Justice League”.Warner Bros has not commented on the news yet.

Given how much time and effort goes into directing, it might be a long while before Affleck thinks of writing. He’s currently focused on directing “Live by Night”, based on Dennis Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era crime novel, off the ground, reports hollywoodreporter.com.Affleck is expected to be promoting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego.