Ben Affleck is now not directing The Batman. That has led to loads of dialog, not solely surrounding that challenge, however the DC Prolonged Universe as an entire. The transfer was made with a purpose to greatest serve the upcoming standalone Batman film, in line with each Warner Bros. and Affleck, who needs to have the ability to dedicate himself to the efficiency. We have now identified for some time that he has been engaged on The Batman script, however it seems that Batman V Superman: Daybreak of Justice and Justice League author Chris Terrio did a rewrite on the film.
There was a ton of media protection, as one would anticipate, when it was formally introduced that Ben Affleck isn’t going to direct The Batman. In Deadline‘s report, it has been revealed that Chirs Terrio, who has labored quite a bit with Ben Affleck up to now, maybe most notably on his Greatest Image winner Argo, simply turned in a rewritten draft of the screenplay. Here’s what Deadline needed to say about it.
“Affleck, who most not too long ago helmed Stay by Evening, wrote the script with Geoff Johns, and a rewrite was simply turned in by Chris Terrio, the Oscar-winning scribe of the Affleck-directed Argo.”
Warner Bros. most undoubtedly appears to love Chris Terrio and has fairly a little bit of confidence in his capability, he did write on an Oscar-winning drama, in any case. However the truth that he wrote Batman V Superman: Daybreak of Justice could also be much less encouraging to those that did not get pleasure from that film, and there have been fairly just a few folks that did not get pleasure from that film. It has additionally been reported that Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck have been sad with the script for The Batman for weeks, so that’s in all probability why Chris Terrio did a go on it. Assuming Deadline is right, he simply turned in his draft so it’s doable he bought it just a little nearer to the place it must be.
On paper, this appears like an amazing factor. The script for this solo Batman film now has two Academy Award successful screenwriters and Geoff Johns, who wrote a ton of beloved DC Comics and is the pinnacle of the DCEU, engaged on the screenplay. There’s undoubtedly loads of expertise concerned on the writing facet of issues, however it may additionally run the chance of changing into a “too many cooks within the kitchen” scenario.
For now, Ben Affleck intends to nonetheless star in and produce The Batman and collaborate with whoever Warner Bros. hires to direct the film. In the meanwhile, Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is the rumored frontrunner. It was reported that there’s a probability, albeit a really small probability, that Affleck may wind up strolling away from the film altogether. Once more, that’s unlikely, however it’s reportedly a chance. Additionally it is doable that bringing on a brand new director who can focus all of their time on The Batman is simply what the film must get the practice again on the tracks.
We’ll subsequent see Ben Affleck because the caped crusader within the first Justice League film, which is due out on November 17. Warner Bros. has not but set a launch date for The Batman, however it’s anticipated to shoot someday this yr. Joe Manganiello is connected to play the villain Deathstroke, with J.Ok. Simmons set to play Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons returning to play Alfred. Matt Reeves is claimed to be on the brief checklist to direct. It could or will not be in theaters in 2018. We’ll make sure to hold you updated as extra particulars turn out to be obtainable.