Ben Affleck Stepped Down From Directing ‘The Batman’ Exactly Two Years Ago

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Ben Affleck is officially moving on from use The Batman.

Ben Affleck announced today that he will be passing the Batman torch to a new actor in Matt Reeves The Batman. The announcement comes exactly two years, to this date, after Ben Affleck stepped down from his directorial duties on the film about the Caped Crusader. Either this was planned or it just may be a total coincidence.

Plot details for The Batman are still under wraps, though the project is rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader. Reeves himself has confirmed that the film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic.

The director turned in the initial draft of the script in September and Heroic Hollywood owner Umberto Gonzalez revealed Reeves delivered a rewrite of the script at the end of 2018.

The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.

The DCEU continues with Shazam! on April 5, 2019,Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise as we learn it.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman will release on June 25th, 2021!

Nathaniel Brail

Nathaniel Brail

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