With the advent of DC’s upcoming DC Rebirth # 1 launching this week, actor Ben Affleck is now singing praise for Geoff Johns, his co-writer for DC’s upcoming Batman Solo-Film, and the writer who’s penned what critically is being called one of the greatest moves by DC Comics in years.
In the quick video posted on Facebook, Affleck said:
“I would read anything by Geoff Johns. F*cking genius, I love him. I love DC, I’m really excited about where it’s going, and I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled to be on board and part of this DC universe.”
While this video is obviously poised at promoting the upcoming comic, fans should also take note that Affleck has been working closely with Geoff Johns on writing the upcoming Batman film, and the fact that Geoff Johns had been recently appointed to Co-Run DC Films for WB, so it would make sense for the actor to sing such high praise.
It comes as no surprise that reception to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice divided fans. While Affleck was almost unanimously praised for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman, the rest of the film was treated with hostility towards its darker tone. Following his appointing to his new role in DC Films, Johns stated he was aiming to bring “hope and optimism” back to DC comics (and it being highly likely that he would do the same with his new role in DC Films), and with both Affleck, and now Johns confirming their involvement in the upcoming Batman solo-film, fans should expect to see great things from the Dark Knight in the years to come.