If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the next solo Batman film, you’re going to want to go ahead and just exhale.
According to El Mayimbe over at Latino-Review, Warner Bros is targeting 2019 for this project and its working title is simply, The Batman. If correct, seven years will have passed between standalone Batman movies, the longest gap since the stretch between 1997’s Batman & Robin and 2005’s Batman Begins.
That’s not to say you won’t get your regular Batfleck fix in the meantime. Minor cameos aside, he’s locked in for Batman Vs Superman in 2016 and Justice League soon after. If we believe the DC film slate leaked last week (and reported by Nerd Bastards HERE), Batman’s in line behind the solo films of Shazam, Wonder Woman, Flash/Green Lantern and Superman.
Latino-Review goes on to break down Ben Affleck’s immediate future and surmises that he could possibly even direct The Batman once he’s finished adapting Dennis Lehane’s crime novel Live By Night.
It could be years before this is confirmed or debunked. I’m sure the question will come up at San Diego Comic Con next month, but I doubt anyone from Warner Bros will even hint at a straight answer.
What do you think? Is five years too long to wait for another Batman film? Can Affleck pull off directing and starring in something so epic? Let us know in the comments!