Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Movie Is A Year And A Half Out

Ben Affleck Batman

After wowing audiences in this year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, DC Comics fans have been clamouring to know when Ben Affleck’s Batman film will release. Recently, at the 25th Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, discussed when Affleck’s Batman movie is ready to grace the silver screen. Bewkes and the Warner Bros. team are incredibly happy with how well Affleck’s portrayal of Batman has been received, calling it a “big success.” Because of this, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the film has been kicked into overdrive, as the studio wants a release fairly soon.

Bewkes stated:

“Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for – I think it’s a year and a half out. So, the strategy worked.”

Of course, Bewkes believes Affleck’s Batman movie could give the DCEU a much needed critical success. While many (myself included) think Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit with audiences and critics, it is safe to say Affleck’s film will guarantee a success, if the studio allows the Oscar winner freedom. While it is not doom and gloom for DC Comics, as Suicide Squad just passed $730 million worldwide this past weekend, a huge success considering the film’s poor critical response. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has also enjoyed huge success on the DVD/Blu-Ray sales chart, another contributor to DC’s success this calendar year.

You can check out the next DCEU film, Wonder Woman, when it hits theatres on June 2nd, 2017. Justice League hits theatres everywhere on November 16, 2017.


Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.

  • Matches Malone

    Cautiously optimistic that Wonder Woman will be their first critical success and that JL will knock it out of the park in both regards. Will watch Fantastic Beasts financial take with great curiosity to see what that mid November date may yeild.

  • Carl

    Damn that’s some serious fast tracking.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Don’t be surprised if dceu pushes w.w. to an August release date to avoid the box office onslaught that will be SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING. August will be the designated safe haven for dceu to thrive because they’re too ill-equipped to compete in May thru mid July where the big ballers come to play.

    • Matches Malone

      Wonder Woman comes of almost 5 WEEKS before Spider-man Homecoming. 5 WEEKS! Most blockbusters and summer tentpoles are in their final throws by that time in theirs lifespan anyways.

      Marvel Studios offerings really don’t interfere or cross over with WW’s run in 2017. Take the ill informed fanboy flame bait elsewhere.

      If you want to have a sensible, fact based, debate; I do think you have a point that a push to August would see WW face significantly less competition than it will face in a crowded June 2017.

  • Monty

    I’m not really sure that means anything. It seems like he’s ball parking because he doesn’t have the dates right in front of him. If they wanted to fast track it I would think we would start hearing reports of WB buying out Affleck’s contracts to free up his time.

  • razorstar90

    This movie will probably be Ben’s last Batman role. I don’t think he’s going to do his own trilogy especially since the DCEU has been poorly received critical wise. He has this and Justice League then he’s probably out.

    • SAMURAI36

      Man, do you practice this foolishness in front of the mirror every morning?

      • JMMagwood

        That was what you call “wishful thinking.” lol


    Uhmm, this has always been the schedule they had for the solo Batman film.

    Wonder Woman – June 2, 2017

    Justice League: Part One – November 17, 2017

    The Flash – March 16, 2018

    Aquaman – July 27, 2018

    Untitled DC Movie – October 5, 2018

    Shazam – April 5, 2019

    Justice League: Part Two – June 14, 2019

    Untitled DC Movie – November 1, 2019

    Cyborg – April 3, 2020

    Green Lantern Corps – June 19, 2020

    • Marquis de Sade

      Don’t be countin’ them flops before they’re hatched!

  • Origami Rose

    hopefully the script is ready and good cause DCEU has some serious script problems

  • This certainly sounds as though the October 5, 2018 release date is slotted for the Affleck solo Batman film. As for whether there will be a trilogy, money talks. Batman is WB’s most lucrative superhero property and if the first solo film is a hit, and the GA and critics continue to adore Affleck in the role, no doubt in my mind whatsoever that a trilogy will be made. The aging Batman arc actually sets the studio up nicely for the inevitable reboot with a new actor. But I think as long as Ben doesn’t get overweight (! – crime fighters do have to stay in tip-top condition or they’ll get killed), there really will be no problem with a Batman in his late 40s up to early 50s. In fact, I think Affleck might well be the ideal director to explore the Batman character at that stage of his development. Affleck loves the character and this is a dream come true for him. Assuming that the first solo film is well received, I’m sure he will deliver a trilogy that will make a boatload of money.

    • Also, if Live by Night and his performances in The Accountant and Justice League are well received, that will amp up anticipation for his solo Batman film all the more. He does have to deliver, though. But I mean, so far so good though with Gone Baby Gone, Gone Girl, Argo, The Town, and his performance in BvS. He’s on a major roll. The trailers for The Accountant and Live by Night both look fantastic, to me at least.