With Comic-Con this week, we’re expecting to hear a lot about what Warner Bros. has planned for the DC movie universe. Supposedly there are huge plans involving Ben Affleck. Deadline is reporting that Affleck will co-write, direct, and star in a new standalone Batman movie that will take place after the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League films.
Affleck’s creative partner in the project is reportedly Geoff Johns, who also serves as DC’s chief creative officer. Johns has worked on pretty much everything DC (including The Flash and Arrow television shows to video games like Batman: Arkham Knight). Johns has a vast knowledge of the DC universe, which is a huge plus. He seems like an ideal person to have involved to help bring continuity to DC’s film universe. It’s honestly a great and smart move, if the rumor is true. Just look what Kevin Feige has done with the Marvel’s cinematic world!
The film would begin shooting after Affleck finishes directing his next film Live By Night. If this rumor is true, I wouldn’t be surprised if Warner Bros. and DC made this huge announcement during Saturday’s Comic-Con panel. How excited are you to possibly get an Affleck standalone Batman movie? Do you think bringing Geoff Johns on board is a good move? Sound off below?