War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is hard at work dreaming up the next live-action Batman movie and recently, Reeves provided an updated on the status of the DC film’s production.
In an interview with The Q & A Podcast, Reeves shared this update on where he’s at right now with the script for The Batman:
“…I am outlining; I have the story worked out and I am outlining.”
As Reeves continues to work on the story and prepare for directing The Batman, we still don’t know for sure whether Ben Affleck will be back in the cowl for a third time or if this film will mark the debut of a new Dark Knight. Rumors have linked actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm to the role, but no official word yet as to the likelihood on either of those castings happening.
For more updates on the production of The Batman and the rest of the DCEU, stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood!
5 Reasons Ben Affleck Shouldn’t Quit As Batman In The DC Extended Universe (& 5 Reasons He Should)
There are many questions that need answering in this world, a few being: How are we going to stop climate change? Will Donald Trump reveal his tax information? Did Chewie season the porgs he roasted in Star Wars: Last Jedi? But no, here we are asking Ben Affleck if he’s gonna continue to play Batman for the umpteenth time.
So far, Affleck has been coy with the answers he’s given us. With an assortment of responses to choose from, this time it appears that he needs to evaluate it on a case-by-case basis. During a recent interview, Affleck had exactly this to say when he was asked if he’d return to play Batman.
“For me, it’s interesting, and I always evaluate this stuff on the merit of the material. I want to direct a “Batman” movie, and I never got a script that I was happy with, so they are starting over and writing another script. And right now, I think a lot of different possibilities I think for the way the DC Universe could go, and I will just follow my interests in pursing that. And I know that I love working with this group of people, and it was a real joy for me to make this movie.”
Given the undecidedness in his response and with Affleck once again making headlines on whether he’ll play Batman again, we decided to list the reasons he should continue playing the character, as well as the reasons he shouldn’t. Click Next to get started!