With the premiere of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice behind us, and filming for Zack Snyder's latest DC Comics installment, Justice League, already underway, Ben Affleck's portrayal of the Caped Crusader is going to live on in a number of upcoming films set to expand DC's Extended Universe. However, the question of when Ben Affleck's Batman solo film will be released is still looming over fan's minds. Based off of Affleck's latest interview with Collider, it seems as if we may need to wait longer than originally anticipated. In fact, new details may even prove that Batman's solo film could be pushed back.
“I think they [DC Entertainment] have a date for [release]. Although, I don’t know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don’t have a script that’s ready yet," Affleck revealed to Collider when asked to give an update on the Batman film he's writing and directing himself. "My timetable is I’m not going to make a movie until there’s a script that I think is good because I’ve been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that’s not good yet and it doesn’t pan out.”
The laugh that followed his statement could very well be in response to the harsh reaction from critics in regards to March's Batman V Superman release. I mean, who could forget Sad Affleck?
So, yes, it makes sense that Ben doesn't want a repeated negative experience. With that in mind, I have full confidence that the Gone Girl actor really is doing whatever it takes to make sure that — when fans finally do get their next solo Batman film — it's going to be a good one. “I have a script, we’re still working on it, and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say," he continued in his interview with Collider. "That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just like, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.'"
Yeah, this member of the Justice League wants to do his fans justice.
However, actually trying to figure out when to mark our calendars for Batman is the hard part. With Justice League set to be just one film, perhaps Batman could take Part II's original 2019 slot? But, if that's not a possibility, waiting for a time as far away as 2021 (after Green Lantern Corps premieres) could be our best bet. In the meantime, you keep working hard, Affleck.
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