Ben Affleck will play Batman at least two more times

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Did you enjoy Batfleck? I did and I hope you did too, because guess what? He’s contracted for a couple of more features with the studio, Sadfleck or not.

In a report at THR, the outlet spoke with William Morris Endeavor’s CEO’s Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, here’s what they had to say on the subject:

“He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape,” he says, adding, “there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”

It was reported back at SDCC last year that Affleck and Geoff Johns were co-writing a solo Batman script for an as-of-yet untitled feature that Affleck may be lining up to direct.

As I stated in my review, Affleck’s performance was one of the big highlights of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and I was particularly fond of how much his build and appearance reminded me of the Batman of the Bruce Timm classic animated series. It’s great to hear he’s sticking around, regardless of whatever behind-the-scenes changes may occur (if any) on these Justice League films.

Comments

  1. Andrew L. says

    Hopefully, Affleck will be in at least three more films, counting that possible solo movie. He arguably has provided the best live-action portrayal of both Batman and Bruce Wayne that we have seen to date.

  2. George says

    I finally saw it, and it’s OK. Not a great movie, but not awful either. I thought it was a better movie than Man of Steel or The Dark Knight Rises (two movies I really disliked). There were things in B v S I disliked — starting with Henry Cavill’s glum, downbeat Superman, who seems to view helping mankind as an unpleasant burden — but these things I liked:

    1. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. As you’ve probably heard, she steals every scene she’s in. Bring on the WW solo movie! Gadot doesn’t have a lot of dialogue, but she’s so visually striking it doesn’t matter. (She looks a bit like Angelina Jolie, who probably would have played the role a decade ago.)

    2. Ben Affleck’s middle-aged, melancholy Batman. He’s pretty much perfect.

    3. Seeing Bill Finger FINALLY credited as Batman’s co-creator — even though the credit makes him look like Bob Kane’s assistant. (“Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.”) But at least he finally got a credit. God knows how much legal red tape had to be untangled for this to happen.

    I’ll probably think of other things to praise later, but these were the first 3 things that came to mind.

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