Ben Affleck could be set to direct himself in the rumored The Batman, a 2018 stand-alone film, if the latest rumors are anything to believe.
The very reliable source, Latino Review — with others following suit — is reporting there will be a Dark Knight film in November 2018 called The Batman, which will be directed by Affleck with a script by Chris Terrio (Batman v Superman, Justice League).
Latino is confident about these rumors, despite the fact that some seem too good to be true. Latino insists they are comfortable writing about it, however, as always, take the information with the proverbial grain of salt. The website is respected as an extremely reliable source in the cinematic universe, especially when it comes to rumors.
This is how events will unfold in 2017 and 2018, when Marvel and DC Entertainment battle it out for warm seats at the movie theaters.
“Justice League Part 1 is supposed to hit theaters in 2017 with over a year’s break before Part 2 in 2019. The year of 2018 has The Flash and Aquaman, but is relatively DC light with a ‘unknown’ X-Men movie from Fox and Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Avengers Infinity War Part 1 from Disney. Turns out DC is eyeing to plop a tride-and-true character into the 2018 year to reclaim November from Captain Marvel.”
This is where Ben Affleck comes in. Latino reported about The Batman earlier this year, and the project is still a green light as far as DC Entertainment is concerned. Batman v Superman and Justice League scribe, Chris Terrio, is also attached to pen the Dark Knight film, and we assume Affleck will reprise his role.
With a full out war between Marvel and DC, it’s hard to keep up with what film is coming out when and who will star in it. Next month’s San Diego Comic-Con promises to be all about DC in anticipation of the massively awaited Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is sure to make Hall H explode with glee.
Aside from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel, fans are impatiently waiting to see what Zack Snyder brings to San Diego this time around. Remember last year, when he surprised everyone by allowing Affleck, Henry Cavill (Superman), and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) to tag along for the Warner Bros. panel?
We expect to see the main Batman v Superman cast members, which include the ones already mentioned, plus newcomers Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, (maybe Ray Fisher as Cyborg), and perhaps new info about The Batman and whether Affleck will direct himself. Stay tuned.
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