After going through an entire press tour in which almost no one wanted to talk to poor Ben Affleck about his decent-but-not-great Live By Night, instead focusing on a certain caped crusader film, the actor-director decided he’d had enough. Affleck announced this week he had stepped down from the directing gig, citing his desire to focus on his performance as Batman instead. Finding that explanation dubious at best, A.V. Club editors Erik Adams and Alex McCown-Levy delve into the alternative explanations for the move, as well as discuss his possible replacements for the gig. Not put forward as a candidate: Zach Snyder.

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