Remember a few years ago when Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck would be playing the Caped Crusader in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice? The reaction was not overly heart-warming. Even though Affleck had done a lot of growing in the decade after Daredevil, there were a lot of us who could not accept Batffleck until we saw the finished movie and realized, “Hey, he’s not bad.” (Because nerds play it cool.) So now we’re all eagerly anticipating the next Batman movie, and even though Warner Bros. doesn’t even have it scheduled yet, Affleck is already diligently working on the script in what he calls “full-on Batman research mode.”
IGN recently caught up with the Dark Knight’s alterego who said that he’s presently working on getting the Batman script right, and that he wants to be 100 per cent confident that it’s where he wants it to be before proceeding to production. “Last night, I spent [time] working on the script,” Affleck said. “I’m in full-on ‘trying to get it right mode’. It’s not the kind of movie that you can fail quietly at. You have to really be sure that I have something that I feel really confident about before we go forward.”
Perhaps that’s why Warners hasn’t set a release date for The Batman yet, even though they have open spots on the calendar, they want to give Affleck the time and space to get the script where he wants it, and why not? When he’s not playing Batman, Affleck is one of the studio’s prestige filmmakers, as in his work is an automatic Oscar magnet, so of course they’re not going to be happy unless Affleck’s happy, and it seems as if Affleck is genuinely invested in being happy with his Batman. Nothing is known about the story, but Joe Manganiello, as the mercenary Slade Wilson, AKA: Deathstroke, is rumored to be the bad guy, and its been suggested the whole thing might take place within Arkham Asylum. The film will also likely feature J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth.
Ben Affleck will next be seen as Batman in Justice League, which will be theatres everywhere on November 17, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend