Two and half years ago Warner Bros. made the announcement that Ben Affleck had been selected to play the new Bruce Wayne/Batman in what would be released as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Since its release the movie as a whole has been greeted with mixed reviews, but most fans agree that Affleck has done more than own the cowl. He is Batman! This of course brings up a question that many fans are asking. What can we next expect from Affleck and the Dark Knight?
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, William Morris Endeavor co-CEO (and Affleck’s agent) Patrick Whitesell revealed that currently there are two movies left on Affleck’s contract but that another could be on the horizon.
“He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape. There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”
It had been revealed that Affleck would co-write a Batman film with Geoff Johns, and possibly even direct it. However no further word has come down since then.
Now for a spoiler…
Affleck set to appear in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but it will not go towards the already two contracted films.
Production on Justice League: Part One is set to begin April 11 in London. Affleck will be joined by his fellow Justice League members Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Amber Heard is set to play Queen Mera in the film as well before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018, with J.K. Simmons set to appear as Commissioner Gordon. The Zack Snyder-directed movie will debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.
Are you happy that Affleck is contracted for two more films? Would you rather see someone else play Batman given the mixed reviews the movie has received?
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