July 9, 2015 11:53 PM EDT

Looks like Ben Affleck isn’t ready to leave his Bat Cave just yet.

The actor, who replaces Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman in the upcoming movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will reportedly direct and star in a stand-alone film based on Gotham City’s caped crusader, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Affleck will also co-write the script along with DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns, sources confirmed to EW, with the movie’s events set to take place after those of Batman V Superman and the 2017 superhero-ensemble film Justice League.

Rejoice if you love “Batfleck” and groan if you don’t, but either way, he’s not going anywhere.


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