Ben Affleck Says ‘The Batman’ Script Needs To Get “Better And Better”

Ben AffleckDespite the not-so-warm reception to the DC Extended Universe’s films, one of the most universally acclaimed elements has been Ben Affleck’s Batman. Both critics and audiences have praised Affleck’s take as both billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne as well as his work donning the cape and cowl.

Audiences have responded so well to Affleck’s Batman, that the upcoming standalone film he is set to direct is often regarded as one of, if not the most anticipated film in the upcoming slate of DCEU films. Tentatively titled, The Batman, it is set to have the Dark Knight go head-to-head with Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello).

On January 6th, during the press junket for his newest film Live by Night, IGN once again asked Affleck about the status of the film’s script. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter responded:

There’s great stuff in it now. It just needs to get better and better. It’s the same way I felt about (Live by Night) when I was prepping it, it’s just that no one was asking me questions because nobody gave a shit, because there wasn’t any click-throughs.

It took me a year plus to get (Live by Night) ready to launch. Hopefully it won’t take me that long for Batman. We’re working, I think we’re ahead of the curve, and we’re excited.

Hearing this from Affleck is quite fascinating, especially after he recently stated:

It’s not a set thing yet, and there is no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.

Either way, it is nice to see that Affleck is trying really hard to make sure that his Batman film will be something special. With someone as talented at crafting a story as he is, he deserves all the time he needs to make sure the finished product is one for the books.

Ben Affleck’s Batman will next be seen in Justice League, which opens in theaters November 17th.

Source: IGN 

Noah Villaverde

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  • SAMURAI36

    People need to understand the difference between when someone says something, and when it was actually printed. Those interviews could have been weeks ago.

    • Axxell

      Doesn’t seem like he’s much further along, anyways.

  • Whatsupdoc

    Wait a minute… the internet overreacted to a random comment. Get outta here.

  • 12stepCornelius

    That bit about there being no script was from an interview a while back. How that got picked up and spread around last week was ridiculous. Can’t believe so many reported on that.

    • SAMURAI36

      That’s because these fanboy sites don’t really do real journalism. They’ll report on anything.

  • Darthmanwe

    I think this translates to “I got WB execs to back the f down.”

  • Axxell

    Well hopefully it turns out WAY “better and better” than Live by Night…

    • Marquis DC Sade

      Out of the four films Ben has directed, three of them have over a 90 percent critic score on your precious Rotten Tomatoes, one of which (Argo) won an
      Oscar for best picture. Argo f*** yourself Axx-hole.

      • Axxell

        And none of them have anything to do with what I said.

        • Marquis DC Sade

          What you said was asinine, like all of “try hard” efforts Axx-hole.

          • Axxell

            And yet once again you failed to make a point.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Made my point, I can’t help it if you’re dense Axx-hole.

          • Axxell

            No, you’re just retarded enough to think you did, DiC Face…

          • Marquis DC Sade
          • Axxell

            Oh, I see they’re still giving you those at school…

          • Marquis DC Sade

            II knew you’d recognize the gold star Axx-hole, you short bus types get them just for showing up and remembering to wear your helmets.

          • Axxell

            Well it seems like you’ve got a forehead full of them…that’s where I remember it from…

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Less then stellar Axx-hole, you’ll get the hang of this yet. Sayonara ’til next time!

          • Axxell

            Late DiC Face…

  • ClownPrinceOfTroll