Continuation of the Batman franchise.
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to have a major presence at Warner Bros.' Hall H panel this Saturday at Comic-Con, Deadline reports that Ben Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns for a Untitled Batman Reboot. The plan is for Ben Affleck to direct and star in the new Batman movie after he directs and stars in Live by Night, which Warner Bros. has set for release on October 7, 2016. Ben Affleck will also co-write the screenplay with Geoff Johns.
Just last month, a rumor surfaced that Ben Affleck is planning on starring in and directing a solo Batman movie for a 2018 release. However, that report claimed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio is handling the scripting duties. That doesn't seem to be the case. Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are reportedly so in sync that they could have a draft of the screenplay completed by the end of this summer, before the actor-filmmaker starts shooting Live by Night in November. The story would reportedly "reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1." Despite the earlier rumor of a 2018 release, it isn't known when when Warner Bros. may release this project, but 2018 could be feasible, since it comes between Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2.Read More
Warning! SPOILERS Ahead! After Ben Affleck's Batman debuts in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, we know he'll also make an appearance in Suicide Squad and then in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. With four appearances over three years, you may think that would be enough to tide Batman fans over for awhile. But it seems we may be getting even more of The Dark Knight. Today we have a report from Latino-Review that claims Warner Bros. is also developing a standalone Batman movie, which Ben Affleck will both star in and direct, debuting in 2018.
The movie is reportedly called The Batman, with Ben Affleck directing from a script by Chris Terrio. Terrio wrote the revised script for Batman v Superman and is also writing Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. The writer also won an Oscar for writing Best Picture winner Argo, which Ben Affleck directed.Read More
The guys at AICN were slipped a corporate document this afternoon from a company that works very closely with studios on their upcoming releases. And as part of their corporate strategy, it lists both the Untitled Batman Reboot and Justice League as movies that will be released in 2015.
This document was distributed within the corporate offices today, so its being heavily speculated that Warner Bros. is planning to announced both the Untitled Batman Reboot and Justice League movies during Comic-Con. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are having their big Q&A session in Hall H at 10:45 Saturday, which is tomorrow. Will the news be made official there?Read More
Ever since Christopher Nolan completed his Dark Knight trilogy last summer with The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has been trying to figure out what to do with their planned Untitled Batman Reboot. They've considered reintroducing the popular DC Comics character in Justice League, there was then talk that Ben Affleck might write and direct a new version of the legendary superhero story, and some even speculated that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Robin might take over the franchise.
Now comes word that Warner Bros. is planning to adapt the 1999 animated series Batman Beyond into a live action adventure as their way to next cash in on the vigilante superhero.Read More
DC Comics' launch of Batman: Zero Year has sparked speculation that the upcoming Untitled Batman Reboot at Warner Bros. may be based on this 11-issue comic book arc that subtly rearranges Bruce Wayne's iconic origin story.
As it stands, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises concludes the director's trilogy of stand-alone Batman films, though Christian Bale may reprise the role in Justice League under the supervision and guidance of Nolan. That said, Warner Bros. is still looking to reboot the franchise, and if Christian Bale is Justice League's Batman, this new series of films will not be tied into that epic ensemble.Read More
The Dark Knight Rises put director Christopher Nolan's Batman series to bed, with Warner Bros. and DC Comics making it quite clear that they plan to reboot the franchise in the coming years.
Today, we have some industry insider news that suggests this new Untitled Batman Reboot franchise will be launched by the upcoming Justice League of America movie. The hope is that Bruce Wayne's next big screen incarnation ties into DC's overall cinematic arc.Read More