While there has yet to be any confirmation on the matter, word hit around since last year’s San Diego Comic-Con that Ben Affleck & DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns were working on the script for a stand alone Batman film, with Affleck tentatively attached to direct. Even recently Affleck, while not directly stating that was what the project was, stated that he was working on something with Geoff Johns.
Well, it appears we now have some solid confirmation that Affleck has indeed been working on the film’s script and from the sounds of things it may be finished. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, WME’s co-CEO Patrick Whitesell revealed just how many films Affleck has signed on for in the DCEU as well as commenting on the script that he has been working on.
He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape, there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.
Regardless of how people have felt about Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the majority agree that one of the film’s strongest points is Ben Affleck’s take on The Dark Knight. With that kind of positive response out there, I’d definitely say that it really is only a short matter of time before Warner Bros. finally announces this project officially. Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below