Originally Posted by Rowsdower!
That's fair... with his style, I could easily see him directing a Batman film that directly follows Nolan's trilogy and it could possibly fit with those films seamlessly. However, it's totally possible that he could incorporate some of the more fantastical elements as well... it's just that, up to this point, his films have all been realistic dramas.
As time goes by I'm not convinced Ben is set to direct himself in this role. While starring in his own movies is not new, a role this substantial would be. Previously he had worked with ensembles, which makes the transitions fairly easy from acting to director.
The greatest asset Ben brings to the table right now is his reputation. Especially now that is has been well established the Batman property is a prestige property, we're not likely to get a run-of-the-mill director to helm the next Bat-flick. Affleck will no doubt have a say on who ultimately gets the reins.
Calling Mr. Fincher...