Remember when we revealed that Ben Affleck has a really cool idea for a Batman film early this April? Well it is not just an idea anymore because Warner Brothers gave Affleck the go signal to make it happen.
Warner Brothers Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Kevin Tsujihara went on stage at the Las Vegas CinemaCon on April 12 to confirm that Affleck will be starring and directing a stand-alone Batman film, as the rumors say.
Tsujihara went up on stage to acknowledge the contribution of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in its DC slate and followed it up with a pleasant surprise.
"It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020... I'm also excited to know that we will be working with Ben Affleck on a stand-alone Batman movie," the Warner Bros. CEO reportedly announced.
Affleck took up the stage afterwards with his Batman v Superman co-star Amy Adams, though he neither elaborated nor touched up on the stand-alone film that Tsujihara mentioned. Instead, Affleck focused his attention to both Dawn of Justice and the two-part Justice League film where his Batman will search for Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Henry Cavill's Superman and a still unnamed seventh member with Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman- and, yes, we are sure there are seven of them because Aquaman says so.
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"It's been tremendously exciting for us to be a part of the DC Universe, and we're looking forward to working on Justice League," Affleck said.
Perhaps it is just Affleck's way of focusing at one thing at a time, but he did mention in a March interview that he was working on something with DC Comic's Geoff Johns.
"Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy... I consider him to be the most valued resource on all things comic book [...] He and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it and I love him. He's the best," he said.
Perhaps his stand-alone Batman film may finally explain what happened to the Batman we all know that pushed the Dark Knight take extreme measures in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.