Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Although he committed to writing, directing, and starring in the upcoming solo movie of the Caped Crusader in the DC Extended Universe, Batman actor and Academy Award winning movie director Ben Affleck has stated in an interview with The Guardian that he will not force the tentatively titled "The Batman" if things and the script don't come together.
“That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
It's quite understandable for Affleck to be weary of things and prioritize quality than making a subpar product come out. Given his resume with "The Town", "Argo", and this month's "Live By Night", the director is first and foremost a filmmaker who wants things to come together nicely. His portrayal as Batman in last year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" was one of the highlights of the film despite the mixed reviews from critics and fans, and the actor is set to reprise the role later this year with Justice League. Let's hope things do come together to meet the projected target release date of 2018.