Time-Warner Chief: The DCEU Has...
"A Little Room For Improvement"

Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: September 23, 2016

Per VARIETY.COM, Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors that “a little room for improvement” when it comes to Warner Bros. Pictures’ DC Comics films.

You think?

Additionally, Mr. Bewkes said that “DC Comics characters…have a little more lightness in them than maybe what you saw in [BATMAN v SUPERMAN and SUICIDE SQUAD], so we’re thinking about that.”

Hmm…

Let's don't overthink it WB, OK?

Hopefully the “we’re thinking about that” comment regarding DC characters having more “lightness” isn’t an indicator of Warner Bros. doing what they did post-BATMAN RETURNS (which I dislike) which ultimately led to BATMAN & ROBIN and the demise of the first series of Batman on film. And yes, I know that the immediate reaction to RETURNS was BATMAN FOREVER (which I like), but I’m sure y’all get my point, right?)

I’m also not sure if Warner Bros. will ultimately go through with their already-announced slate of DC films if WONDER WOMAN and/or JUSTICE LEAGUE fail. However, I am sure – 100% sure (and have said many times of late on the BOF PODCAST) – that Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film will get made come hell or high water. Speaking of which…

I did agree with Mr. Bewkes when he said that the “…reboot of Batman with Ben Affleck [as Batman] was a big success.”

As someone who has LONG hoped that Ben Affleck would take over the helm of the Batman film franchise from Chris Nolan as writer/director (check the BOF archives if you don’t believe me)...

And, was likely the only person in the world that has wanted Mr. Affleck to play Batman since the late 1990s (again, check the BOF archives)…

AND, "highly suspected" that if Ben ever become involved with a DC Comics-based film, he’d play Batman…

All I can say is YES! Ben Affleck is indeed an awesome cinematic Batman and I can’t wait for his solo Batman film! (Which just might be the only DCEU thing a lot of people care about.)

What do you think about Mr. Bewkes’ comments, the future of the DCEU, and Ben Affleck's solo Batman film? Post your take in the comments section below!


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