It seemed like a sure thing that Ben Affleck was scheduled to write, direct and star in a new solo Batman movie, but a recent interview with The Guardian in which he stated: “It’s not a set thing and there’s no script” have put the status of the project into question. Further rumors of filming being pushed back from a spring date to sometime in the summer have Bat-fans worried their winged crusader will not take flight, but a new TV interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! has set the record straight.
“I’m gonna direct the next Batman, we’re working on it,” Affleck confirmed. “It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because with ‘Live By Night’ it took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard. It’s just no one gave a s**t. No one was like, ‘WHERE’S ‘LIVE BY NIGHT?’ But with Batman I keep getting the, “WHERE’S THE F**KING BATMAN?” I’m like, “Whoa, I’m working! Give me a second!”
While it’s possible that the script work Affleck is doing with DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns is still being fine-tuned, that is without question a good thing. One of the primary aspects that have hurt DC Films in the past has been the rushed slate to meet release dates, with Suicide Squad in particular only given a scant six weeks for script development. As of now, Warner Bros. has Aquaman and The Flash set for release in 2018, although with no director attached don’t be surprised if the latter film falls off the schedule. While it may behoove Warner Bros. shareholders to rush a Batman solo movie in to fill that Flash gap, it would be unwise, as another critical disappointment — particularly with an Oscar-winning director like Affleck behind it — could spell the beginning of the end for DC’s cinematic universe. Expect The Batman to maintain its projected 2019 release date.
Joe Manganiello will face off against Ben Affleck’s Batman in the film as Deathstroke, after first making his debut in the upcoming Justice League , with additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon expected to happen as well. DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns will serve as co-writer (with Affleck) and producer.
Affleck will return to the big screen as Batman first in Justice League , opening in theaters on November 17.
Check out the top 10 worst casting for superhero movies!
With all the superhero fever some casting seems to be just perfect like the actor was made to play the part, but some others seem like fish outside the water. These actors were picked to play superheroes in Comic Book movie adaptations, but we think the filmmakers should have reconsidered their choices.
WatchMojo presents the top 10 worst casting decisions of all time! But what will take the top spot on our list? Halle Berry as Catwoman, Ben Affleck as Daredevil, or Shaquille O’ Neal as Steel! Watch to find out!
Top 10 Worst Superhero Casting
00:28 #10. Ray Stevenson as Frank Castle / The Punisher in “Punisher: War Zone” (2008)
01:29 #9. Jessica Alba as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman in “Fantastic 4” (2005)
02:09 #8. Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson / Robin in “Batman & Robin” (1997)
03:00 #7. George Clooney as Bruce Wayne / Batman in “Batman & Robin” (1997)
03:44 #6. Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider in “Ghost Rider” (2007)
04:31 #5. Seth Rogen as Britt Reid / The Green Hornet in “The Green Hornet” (2011)
05:31 #4. David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury in “Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (1998)
06:16 #3, #2, #1 ????
These are the Top 10 Times Batman Has Killed Someone. We all know that one of the Dark Knights main rules is not to kill, after all if you kill a killer you haven’t lowered the number of killers in the world. So what are the times Batman killed people in the comic books? What about the Nolan trilogy, did Batman kill anyone in the movies? Well, the answer is yes, so join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 times Batman killed criminals.
00:43 #10. The Fall of Harvey Dent
01:30 #9. The Green Dragon
01:59 #8. Starving KGBeast
02:33 #7. The Warehouse
03:21 #6. Batman = Hangman
03:50 #5. Acid Bath
04:27 #4. Taking Out the Trash
05:03 #3, #2 & #1: ????
The X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four and of course that team with Batman on it were all huge hits, so of course they lead to teams like The Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, and X-Factor. These spin-off teams also have great comic book characters, like Cable, Robin, Nightwing and even Deadpool got his start in a spin-off comic. So join Watchmojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 best superhero spin-off teams.
The Most disappointing movie of 2016 so far? Probably. It’s the Terminator Genisys of superhero films. Terribly sad really, and considering Ben Afflec has some of the greatest movie cripts of all times as well