Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 2, 2016.
Even though the general reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been incredibly mixed, most people seem to agree that they at least like Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader. Now that his version of the character has been established on the big screen, fans should be happy to hear that Affleck has finished working on the first draft for his very own standalone Batman movie.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Whitesell the co-CEO of WME-IMG and Affleck’s longtime agent, said that Affleck is “contracted to do at least ‘Justice League One’ and ‘Two,’ so at least three times wearing the cape.” He also added that “there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”
Affleck was first linked to a standalone Batman movie as the star, director, and a co-writer along with Geoff Johns last summer, and these remarks from Whitesell indicate that the project has at least progressed since then. In another recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck said that the movie is “in development” but he’s currently focused on finishing his adaptation of the Dennis Lehane thriller Live By Night.
“I tend to be a one-movie-at-a-time guy,” said Affleck. “So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”
In addition to the two Justice League movies, Affleck’s Batman will also be making a brief cameo appearance in Suicide Squad which is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently playing in theaters.
Source- The Hollywood Reporter