Of all the superhero films DC Entertainment and Warner Bros have lined up for release over the next five years, Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie is clearly the one that is generating tremendous curiosity among fans.
In his latest interview with JOE, Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder shared an update on the solo Bat movie with respect to Affleck's involvement. "I keep working on him, he's always said he's a one movie at a time guy. He's finishing editing his film, Live By Night and then he comes to Justice League and then after that, I think he's going to try and develop the story [for the Batman movie]. Then we'll see if he likes it."
When asked whether Affleck would also direct in addition to starring and writing the script, Snyder confirmed that's the idea everyone has in mind. "Oh yeah, for sure. I think he would. I think that's kind of the prerequisite, hopefully, for him doing [the film]."
Affleck himself said pretty much the same thing in an earlier interview when quizzed about the possibility of him directing and starring in the standalone Batman movie. "It's in development, and right now I'm really focused on finishing Live By Night. So, when I'm finished with this movie, I'll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be," said the Argo director.
Following Dawn Of Justice, Affleck's Batman appears in Suicide Squad, Justice League Part One and Part Two, which would constitute the total number of films in his contract. However, according to the actor's talent agency, he's already written the script for his solo Batman film.
In a Hollywood Reporter interview, WME-IMG's CEO Patrick Whitesell said, "He's contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape," adding, "there's a script that he's written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that's out there as an option."