RUMOR: WB Wants Affleck to Direct/Star in 3 Bat-Films? AND... The DCEU To Be Centered Around Batman? Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
August 7, 2015
Could the followng happen? Certainly. Could this report be complete and total BS and all of it still happen? Absolutely.
According to a report from DENOFGEEK.US, "a near finished cut" of BATMAN v SUPERMAN was screened for a handful of Warner Bros. execs and was so well received, they gave it a standing ovation. Not only that, Warner Bros. is so impressed with Ben Affleck as Batman that they want him to direct and star in a trilogy of solo Batman films -- not just the one stand along Batfleck Batflick already announced.
And that's not all folks!
The Warner Bros. suits love 'em some Batfleck so much, they want the entire DCEU (DC Extended Universe) to be revolve around Affleck's Batman.
Ben Affleck as Batman in BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
It’s no secret that Batman is WB’s money maker and they’re going to shake it as much as possible. Therefore, all of this could be true and come to pass. However, since the possibility of most – if not all – of this could come to pass in the future, this sounds to me like someone throwing mud at the wall and then waiting to see what sticks. To be fair, the outlet does thrown in a disclaimer by saying “this is all unconfirmed at this point.”
Frankly, I have a hard time seeing Affleck making more than one solo Batman film. The whispers I’ve heard is that Ben’s Batman film will likely be a “one and done” and revolve around the final confrontation between Batman and The Joker. I know that Affleck could play Batman for another ten years plus, so age isn’t the issue. The thing with Affleck is that he’s a top-notch director and writer as well as an actor. I simply don’t see him committing to playing one character in several films for over a decade (as well as writing/directing/starring in three of them).
I guess we’ll have to wait and see how thick that mud actually is. For the original story, click on the link provided above.
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