Ben Affleck’s Solo Batman Film May Take Place In Arkham Asylum

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Ben Affleck's Solo Batman Film May Take Place In Arkham Asylum

Said to feature a who’s who of iconic villains, Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie is quietly trucking along in development – and it’s a project that the actor-director will seemingly have full creative control over.

It’s still without a release date, of course, as all eyes are pointed to the release of Justice League late next year, an ensemble piece where Affleck will hold an executive producing credit. Once DC’s finest assemble on the silver screen, though, we fully expect Affleck’s spinoff of the Caped Crusader to kick into gear, and the latest speculative nugget to emerge suggests that a significant portion of the movie will take place in Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’s very own madhouse.

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Citing sources close to the project, Batman-on-Film claims that Affleck’s masked vigilante will find himself housed up in Arkham, a plot that draws comparisons to acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Developed by Rocksteady, the title imagined a scenario wherein the Clown Prince of Crime had assumed control of the famous psychiatric hospital, teeing up a series of traps and riddles for Bats to solve.

There’s also the possibility that BOF is referring to the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth graphic novel by Grant Morrison. Either way, take this one with a pinch of salt for now.

Ben Affleck will next sport the cape and cowl for a small role in Suicide Squad before headlining Zack Snyder’s Justice League on November 11, 2017, followed up by the long-awaited Batman solo film soon thereafter.