It’s been said for years that part of Ben Affleck’s deal with Warner Bros. when he signed up to star as Batman included him taking the helm of a solo movie featuring the Caped Crusader, but the last we heard about that was during the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, when Deadline reported that he was co-writing the screenplay with comic book scribe Geoff Johns.
During a recent interview with USA Today, the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star was asked about the possibility of taking the helm of a solo Batman movie, and while he would neither confirm nor deny his involvement, the actor and director did reveal that working with Zack Snyder may be what inspired him to take a crack at the superhero movie genre.
“I’ll just say going through the process, I would never have imagined that I could or would direct a movie like this. And in working with (Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder) and seeing what he did and watching him every day, I got really inspired by that and by seeing the scope on which he was telling the story, by seeing what he was able to do with this kind of mythic story on a grand scale.”
Chances are that Warner Bros. are waiting to see how Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice does before officially announcing The Batman, but it has to happen sooner rather than later. The Dark Knight Trilogy was a massive hit, and while the character will have a presence in the Justice League movies, there’s no way Batman is being left on the shelf.
Source: USA Today