Director Matt Reeves talks about Ben Affleck and the new Batman franchise
WASHINGTON: While DC has struggled at delivering worthwhile films, DC Movies continue to move forward. The current direction of DC films appears to be positive. “Aquaman” has become a major hit, “Shazam!” looks like a great comedy superhero film and “Wonder Woman 1984” looks like it will build on the success of the first film. While DC has had a rocky start, things are looking bright for the future of the DCEU films. However, people are still wondering about Batman starring Ben Affleck.
Because I’m Batman
People still anticipating, as originally scheduled, a solo movie starring Ben Affleck. That plan fell through and Affleck walked away from directing the film and the role.
Matt Reeves, known for the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, signed on as the director. Reeves has strongly motioned that he wants a younger Batman and that he wants the project to start back at square one. Essentially erasing Affleck’s contribution to the character.
Matt Reeves speaking to The Hollywood Reporter says that the current title could change. Furthermore, Reeves plans to
have a number of “Bat-villains” throughout the film. Batman will take on more of a detective, versus a vigilante in this film.
Reeves also notes that he is aiming for a spring or summer 2021 release. This Batman film will not link to other DC films, meaning that the DCEU everyone knows is pretty much over.
A solo film with Ben Affleck as Batman would be awesome, but some things are not meant to be.
With a 2021 release, this would mean that filming needs to start sometime this year, which means casting news would be leaking. On the brighter side of Gotham, we could be meeting a new cabal of previously unseen villains.