Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Expected To Focus On A Young Caped Crusader

Ben Affleck Batman Matt ReevesBen Affleck’s future as Batman in the DC Extended Universe is still up in the air, but new details regarding the character’s next cinematic solo outing have surfaced online.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Reeves turned in the first act of his screenplay for The Batman during the Memorial Day weekend and it’s said to focus on a young Caped Crusader. The trade adds that it’s “unlikely” that Affleck would be back as Batman, but as mentioned in the piece, Warner Bros. would not comment on the report.

Affleck made his debut as the Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then reprised the role in last year’s Justice League. He was initially set to write and direct The Batman before Matt Reeves took over and decided to start from scratch with the project. The fact that Reeves is writing his movie with a young Bruce Wayne in mind is another signal that Affleck is done with the role, though that’s yet to be officially confirmed.

The Batman is one of the many DC Films projects currently being developed by Warner Brothers. The list also includes The FlashThe New GodsMan of Steel 2NightwingCyborgBirds of PreyBlack AdamBooster GoldJustice League DarkGreen Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2BatgirlBlackhawk and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.

Make sure to keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The 10 Strongest Members Of Batman’s Rogues Gallery, Ranked

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Batman Villains DC Comics Batman may keep Gotham City safe, but his enemies don’t make things easy for him. Stacked with some of the most terrifying supervillains in comics, Batman’s rogues gallery is chopped full of strong individuals who spread death and destruction wherever they go. From their mental plans to pure physical muscles, all of these villains have terrorized the citizens of Gotham and put the pain on Batman multiple times over the years.

Of course, there’s more than one way to be strong. Some of these villains rely more so on their minds or dastardly plots to attack Batman, while others rely on technology or their muscles to bring the pain. Regardless, the stronger the villains, the stronger Batman has to become to stay one step ahead. Without these deadly foes, Batman wouldn’t be the capable hero fans know and love. Every plot may leave him with a few more scars, but all of these villains have pushed Batman to become a better hero for the citizens of Gotham.

Hit Next to learn more about the ten strongest members of Batman’s rogues gallery!

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • an older batman was a mistake; JL before solo superhero movies was a mistake; zack snyder himself is a mistake; the urban joker is huge mistake. everything on this DCEU is a mistake.