Earlier this week, Heroic Hollywood editor in chief and reporter at The Wrap Umberto Gonzalez had revealed that The Batman script co-written by Ben Affleck and DC creative chief officer Geoff Johns was inspired by David Fincher’s 1997 mystery thriller The Game starring Michael Douglass. Now, he shared some new details regarding the plot of that script.
In his Periscope chat, he said that Batman would have been struggling to hold his own against Deathstroke, with the villain playing games as the two battled it out:
“Sources tell me it’s inspired by The Game, where Deathstroke is setting up all these traps and beating the crap out of (Batman).”
How much of that original script still exists is currently unknown, as new director Matt Reeves has confirmed that the project would be starting over with a completely new story.
The Batman currently stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. The film does not yet have a release date however the stars will be seen in their roles later this year when Justice League opens this fall.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Julian Lewis Jones, and Willem Dafoe are also set to appear. Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.
Source: Umberto Gonzalez