For all you Batman fans who were excited seeing Ben Affleck played our favorite caped crusader in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the wait is almost over… sorta. The Caped Crusader will play a key role in the upcoming Justice League film, as one of the primary forces behind the forming of the super-powered team. Of course, all this will happen before Ben Affleck returns once again for his own solo film, where he will not only star but also co-write and direct. Cool beans!
At a recent press junket ( the 25th Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference), Warner Bros. CEO Jeff Bewkes was asked about the upcoming Batman film. In some audio uncovered by the Suicide Squadcast (via Comicbook.com), Bewkes offered an update on the film’s production and may have tipped his hand as to when it will arrive in theaters. The notion has been that it will occupy the October 2018 date that is currently up for grabs on Warner Bros.’ release slate, but it may be even sooner according to Bewkes.
‘Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for – I think it’s a year and a half out. So, the strategy worked.’ – Bewkes said.
However, there are still some questions and blurriness about this alleged release date. If we’re projecting forward to a year and a half from now, that would give the movie a release date which is almost identical to Batman V. Superman, just two years later to the date almost. This is an unlikely release date for Ben Affleck’s movie, because there has been talks of ‘The Flash’ reportedly being released then and it is supposed to start production at the top of next year. At this point, there has not been any clear indication as to when Batman (starring Ben Affleck) would start filming, so Bewkes statement is likely not factual and cannot be considered an announcement of the film’s release date.
In any event, fans are still quite anxious to see what Ben has in store and with such a long wait, it better be better than good. What do you guys think?
Written By: Monique C. Tillman