Ben Affleck May Direct a New Batman Movie
What do you think about Ben Affleck directing a new Batman movie? While there's been no official confirmation, new rumors indicate the actor will in fact direct another Batman film.
If you're a serious Batman fan, you're probably well aware of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn is Justice film that's currently in production. Directed by Zack Snyder, it follows the Caped Crusader as he travels to Metropolis to battle Superman. While the two DC Comics superheros battle each other, though, a new threat emerges, putting the very existence of mankind in danger.
Dawn of Justice is the first time Affleck has donned the Caped Crusader's iconic uniform, but it might not be the last. According to Latino-Review, Affleck has been chosen to direct a new film titled “The Batman,” which will reportedly be released November of 2018. Unfortunately, we don't much else about the film, other than the fact that Chris Terrio, a writer for Dawn of Justice, signed on to write the script.
“Yes, the Ben Affleck project Latino-Review previous reported is still a go, aiming for November 2018 now. Chris Terrio, who has writing credits on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and has been announced as a writer for both Justice League films will write the movie for Ben Affleck to direct himself in. It’s still called The Batman, and it still sounds like it could be amazing,” wrote the folks at Latino-Review.
This isn't the rumor hinting towards a possible Batman film that Affleck will direct. Collider's Dave Trumbore said he has also been hearing the rumors. Trumbore notes that if Affleck did indeed sign on to direct a new Batman film, it would most likely be announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con (July 8-12).
If these rumors are true, this begs the question: what would a new Batman film consist of? It wouldn't be the same Dark Knight trilogy produced by Christopher Nolan, so the most plausible solution is that it centers around the same story/universe as Dawn of Justice. If Affleck is directing the film, chances are he will also star as the Caped Crusader. And it only makes sense to follow the same story arc as Dawn of Justice if Affleck takes the role of Batman.
Of course, this could be nothing more than rumor. We really don't know for certain whether or not Affleck will be directing and/or starring in a new Batman movie (other than Dawn of Justice) until it's officially announced. In the meantime, you can check back with us here at Belts Buckles Tees for all of the latest news about your favorite superheros.