Not surprisingly, this big news was dropped over Comic-Con weekend. Surprisingly, it wasn’t announced at Comic-Con.
Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns will be teaming up to write a stand-alone Batman movie, focusing on the aftermath of the events of Batman v. Superman and how they effected the Dark Knight.
Reportedly, the script is nearly finished and will be complete by summer’s end.
As of now, it looks like this is the movie that is taking top priority at DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers.
Geoff Johns is an acclaimed comic book writer. He is known for his work on comic series like The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and Aquaman.
Ben Affleck, whose fame and acclaim has been reenergized since Argo (F*ck Yourself), is a great writer in his own right. His best works include Good Will Hunting, Gone, Baby Gone, and The Town.
When I first heard this news, I was a little skeptical because I just thought Affleck was monopolizing on the character. But then I remembered that Ben Affleck is famous in part due to his writing skills, so I am really looking forward to this movie.
Batman v. Superman premieres March 25, 2016, followed by Justice League in 2017. The untitled Batman flick probably won’t be out until 2018 or beyond