Ben Affleck and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are teaming up to write an Untitled Batman Reboot, which the actor will also star in as Batman and direct. Warner Bros. and DC apparently have much bigger plans for Ben Affleck's Batman. There are claims that studio is now developing a new Batman trilogy of stand alone Dark Knight movies, in which Affleck would direct and star in.
While this certainly isn't a confirmation that he is writing, directing and starring in the currently Untitled Batman Reboot, it certainly does hint that he's up to the challenge. The July report claimed that Ben Affleck was son "in sync" with his co-writer Geoff Johns, that they were on track to finish a screenplay by the end of the summer. Yet another report claimed that this movie would start a standalone Batman trilogy, but like all of the reports before it, that was never confirmed.
For a movie that hasn't even been officially announced yet, there certainly are a lot of rumors swirling around it. In October, another report claimed that iconic villains such as Red Hood and The Joker would appear in the movie, while the last update we received last month claimed that Suicide Squad star Will Smith will reprise his role as Deadshot in the movie. We know Ben Affleck's Batman will return in Suicide Squad, but it isn't known if he has any interactions with Deadshot.Read More
Next year, Warner Bros. kicks off their DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which brings both Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the first time. We reported in July that Warner Bros. is so pleased with Ben Affleck's work as The Dark Knight that they have brought him on to star in and direct a new Batman Reboot, while co-writing the script with DC's Geoff Johns. Today we have a new report from Latino Review, which claims Batman may get some company, in the form of Will Smith's Deadshot from Suicide Squad.
Nothing is official yet, but if a deal is made, Will Smith will reportedly have a "major role" in what's being described as a "The Good the Bad and the Ugly scenario." The actor is reportedly excited about being part of a larger cinematic universe, and he has already signed on for multiple appearances as Deadshot in the DCEU. All of the parties involved are reportedly "enthusiastic" about the actor signing on, so perhaps we'll hear something official in the near future.Read More
Next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will serve as the launching pad for Warner Bros.' DC Comics universe, which will include stand alone movies for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, along with Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. Many were surprised that the initial lineup of movies didn't include solo outings for Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman. A report from August claimed that the studio may be putting together a deal for Ben Affleck to direct and star in a new stand alone Batman trilogy. Today we have a new report from JoBlo, which offers more details about this solo Batman movie, which may feature the iconic villain Red Hood.
In the DC Comics, Red Hood was formerly Jason Todd, the second Robin sidekick to Batman, after Dick Greyson. Jason Todd was brutally killed by The Joker in the iconic 1988 comic Death in the Family, before he was eventually resurrected through the Lazarus Pit, transforming into the vengeful character known as the Red Hood. The Red Hood went on to become an important character in the comics as an anti-hero who became part of The Dark Knight's rogue's gallery.Read More
The previous rumors claim that Ben Affleck and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are teaming up to write an Untitled Batman Reboot, which the actor will also star in as Batman and direct. It was then stated that Warner Bros. and DC have much bigger plans for Ben Affleck's Batman than anyone imagined. The studio is rumored to be developing a trilogy of stand alone Dark Knight movies, and are currently in pre-production, hashing out plans for what is described as a "Golden deal" for the actor/director.
This rumor started making the rounds after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screened for the first time on the Warner Bros. studio lot. The studio executives in attendance were said to be so 'wowed' by Ben Affleck's performance as Bruce Wayne, that they instantly knew they needed to move forward with a whole new trilogy focused solely on The Dark Knight. This is supposedly happening alongside the two Justice League movies.Read More
Last month, it was revealed that Ben Affleck and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are teaming up to write an Untitled Batman Reboot, which the actor will also star in as Batman and direct. Today we have a new report from Den of Geek, which claims that Warner Bros. and DC have much bigger plans for Ben Affleck's Batman. The studio is now developing a trilogy of stand alone Dark Knight movies, hashing out plans for what is described as a "Golden deal" for the actor/director.
The studio recently screened a "near finished cut" of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for the film's crew and studio executives, which was reportedly met with a standing ovation once the credits rolled. This report claims the studio was so impressed with Ben Affleck's performance that they are working out an extended deal with the actor that would lock him in as Batman "for the next 10 years or so." Studio executives reportedly consider the actor as "the definitive Batman," and plan on centering their entire DC movie universe around his character.Read More