Back in April during Warner Bros.' CinemaCon presentation, CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that Ben Affleck's Batman Reboot is in fact happening. While Warner Bros. hasn't confirmed a release date at this time, the studio did earmark two unspecified DC movies for release on October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019, one of which many believe to be this Batman reboot. During an interview on the set of Justice League, Ben Affleck did confirm that he will direct, star and co-write the script with Geoff Johns, but the movie may not be ready in time to hit either of those dates.
Collider spoke with Ben Affleck on the set of Justice League last week, where he teased that Warner Bros. does have a release date in mind for his solo Batman movie, but he doesn't think he can make that date. The actor/filmmaker also teased that he doesn't want to move forward until the script is completely ready. Here's what he had to say.
"I think they have a date for it. Although, I don't know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don't have a script that's ready yet. So that's my-my timetable is I'm not going to make a movie until there's a script that I think is good because I've been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that's not good yet and it doesn't pan out."
Ben Affleck is co-writing the script with Geoff Johns, but no story details have been revealed quite yet. There have been rumors that the story will feature a number of iconic villains, except for The Red Hood, but that hasn't been confirmed. Here's what Ben Affleck had to say about where they are at in the scripting process.
"I have a script, we're still working on it, and I'm not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say. That's something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It's not just like, 'Yeah, that might be fun, let's go try this out.'"
Ben Affleck is currently filming Justice League at Leavesden Studios in the U.K. and he's also in post-production on his latest directorial effort, Live By Night, which is set for release on October 20, 2017. It isn't known when the script for this Batman reboot will be ready, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates. Regardless of when it's ready, it seems this new Batman movie will be hitting the big screen at some point in the next few years.