We told you earlier this week that Ben Affleck revealed in an interview that his upcoming solo Batman film would be titled The Batman. He admitted it was possible that it could change, but they had no plans in place to change it.
Well, now he’s taking those comments back. Way back. During an interview with E! News, he made it clear that there is no title. Heck, there isn’t even a movie yet. They are still in the EARLY stages and fans of the franchise should know it will be a long time before it hits theaters.
“I mentioned the other day… it’s been around for a long time, the movie… there is no Batman movie happening yet, we’re still trying to figure it out, you know, get the script and budget and all that stuff. And someone said, ‘what are you calling it?’ and I had said, like, back when we were promoting another movie, I was like ‘we don’t have a name for it, we’re just going with The Batman or Batman movie’, and I said that, and everyone was like ‘Affleck announces the title of his Batman movie.'”
It would be easy to blame the fans (and sites likes ours) for jumping the gun and running with a story that wasn’t there. However, there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the project. We learned the main villain would be Deathstroke (played by Joe Manganiello) and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes recently claimed the movie was just 18 months away.
All those signs seemed to point in the direction of a 2018 release. But after reading Affleck’s comments above, who knows when this film will get made. A 2018 release date doesn’t sound as likely anymore.