While everyone waits for DC’s Comic Con panel Saturday morning, Deadline released an interesting report that has Batman fans going crazy. According to the report, Ben Affleck has agreed to co-write a standalone Batman film with DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.
In addition to co-writing the script, Affleck will also direct and star in the movie. He will reportedly get to work on the project after he finishes his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live By Night. Sources also claim Affleck and Johns are working well together, and they will likely have a script finished before the end of summer.
No release date has been announced, but some people believe it could hit theaters as soon as 2018. It will be the first solo film for Batman since The Dark Knight Rises was released in 2012.
Sources say this film will focus on Batman’s life after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League: Part One. (2017).
We will probably get an official announcement tomorrow morning during the big Comic Con event, and hopefully we see another clip from the upcoming Batman v Superman film. That’s all we really want. Well, I mean, if they wanted to release the movie 7-8 months early, that would also be cool.