It was finally confirmed last night that a standalone Batman movie co-written, starring and, directed by Ben Affleck is officially in development. Warner Bros. boss Kevin Tsujihara took to the stage at CinemaCon to break the news.
Speculation that Affleck would direct the project, has been circling for about a year now. But this announcement is the first official confirmation.
Reactions to Batman V Superman have been mixed. But Affleck was universally praised for his debut as the Caped Crusader.
No further details were given on the production, but it’s thought that a new Batman could be one of the two as-yet untitled DC movies already given a release date — if so, Batfleck could be back in the cowl on either October 5th, 2018, or November 1st, 2019. Personally, I think Batman will be 2018, with Suicide Squad 2 in 2019.