Ben Affleck's Batman Movie Might Arrive in 2018 - Report
When Ben When?
We all know that a Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie is on the way, but it remains unknown when we will see it. However, the recent confirmation that DC's Aquaman will arrive in October 2018 suggests that Affleck's Batman could be released in the summer of that year.
As Den of Geek reports, Warner currently has two 2018 release dates set for DC movies--July 27 and October 5. With Aquaman taking the latter and The Flash potentially delayed following the loss of a second director, it is increasingly possible that the Affleck film might hit in July.
In September, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes stated that the Batman film was "a year and a half out." The following month, Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred in DC's movies, told Variety that "Ben's going to make a Batman film next summer," which again points towards a 2018 release.
In August, Affleck released some early test footage of Deathstroke, who is confirmed as the villain in the movie. A week later, it was confirmed that Joe Manganiello had been cast in the role.
In an interview last month, Manganiello hinted at what we can expect from Affleck's film. "His take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised," he said, via Comicbookmovie. "It's a road that no one's really gone down that's completely integral to who Batman is. And I think it's gonna be refreshing but at the same time completely familiar. But it's going to take this franchise in a direction that I think a lot of people are going to be really happy about.
"It's going to be gritty and action packed and cerebral and all of those elements that people love about Batman."