Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie has been the target of plenty of speculation and rumours and plagued with lots of doubt too.
With plenty of news in the past week or so, we’ve shared everything we know about Ben Affleck’s Batman movie so far.
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It was this week that Ben Affleck revealed that he would not be directing the film as well as starring in it. Probably for the best in all honesty.
The rumours of who will be replacing him have already started with Planet of the Apes director, Matt Reeves in the line, as well as Captain Fantastic's Matt Ross.
It was back in early 2016 that he was attached to both starring and directing the film, but Affleck has since said that he wants to be able to give the best performance he can, and he doesn't want to spread himself too thin by taking both roles.
He's adamant he's still committed to the role and looks forward to bringing the story to the big screen once again.
Ben Affleck confirmed in an interview with The AP that it will just be called The Batman. No fancy frills or colons, just quite simply The Batman.
There’s no official date, yet, but the rumours suggest it will be released in 2018.
DC has October 5, 2018, earmarked for an as-of-yet unannounced film, which could be Batman. If so, it will arrive after Ezra Miller's The Flash in March and Jason Momoa's Aquaman in July, making it a busy year for the Justice League.
It’s been revealed this week that the first version of the script, which was put together by Affleck and Geoff Johns, has just been given a rewrite by Chris Terrio, reports Deadline.
Terrio is the Oscar-winning writer of Argo, the film Affleck did direct back in 2012.
Affleck has previously spoken about how he wants to have an original story for the film, and he plans to only borrow small elements from stories that already exist.
So hopefully we'll get a fresh and exciting story for the anticipated movie.
The rest of the cast
We only know two people who are going to be appearing in the film so far, Affleck as Batman, and Joe Manganiello who will be playing the baddie Deathstroke.
At various points over the last several months, Suicide Squad's Joker (Jared Leto) and Deadshot (Will Smith) have both been tipped to appear in The Batman.