The way DC and Warner Bros have shaped up their creative and production scene, it seems like Ben Affleck will be associated with the studio for quite some time, that too in varied roles. The multi-talented actor first donned the superhero cape in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and now he is deeply involved with the production of a brand new solo Batman movie.
In his latest interview, the actor revealed the title for his much-anticipated solo film.
Interestingly, the title of Affleck's upcoming Batman movie will not be as detailed or wordy like the ones helmed by Zack Snyder. "The movie I think is going to be called 'The Batman'. At least that's what we're going with right now," the 44-year-old actor revealed while promoting his upcoming drama/thriller The Accountant.
However, Affleck also hinted that the decision on the solo movie title is temporary. "I might change it... That's about all I got right now. We're working on the script, the script is going well, I'm really excited about it," he added. The Justice League actor will not only be starring as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in The Batman, but will also be directing it from the script co-written with DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns.
With Affleck taking on numerous responsibilities for the studios, clearly the DC top-guns are putting a great deal of faith in him to revive the success of the franchise that previously made headlines under Christopher Nolan's banner. Further, Affleck talked about the negative response received by the biggest hit of his career – Batman v Superman.
"It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged, not necessarily on execution so much as on, like, its tone. People seem to want a lighter tone to the movie," he said adding, "So I'm glad that so many people went, and so many people liked the movie, and that it worked out."
Affleck's solo superhero movie is expected to release in theatres between 2018 and 2020. Before that, Affleck would reprise his role as the Dark Knight in Justice League, which is scheduled to hit theatres on 17 November 2017.