New Batman Film Written By and Starring Ben Affleck Revealed

Acclaimed comic book writer Geoff John is co-writing new movie, according to report.


Ben Affleck will co-write, direct, and star in a new Batman standalone film. That's according to a new report at Comic-Con this week from reputable Hollywood news site Deadline.

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Citing "studio sources," the publication claims that Affleck--who plays the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice--is teaming up with DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns for the untitled movie.

Johns has written a number of acclaimed comic books for DC including the ongoing Batman: Earth One. John is also accredited with rejuvenating interest in Green Lantern, and helmed the New 52 reboot of Justice League.

Affleck and Johns could submit a script as early as this summer, according to the report. It still sounds like early days for the new Batman movie, however, as the site goes on to say that Affleck will not start production on the movie until after he completes his big-screen adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night.

Live By Night is currently pegged to hit theaters in fall 2016

The new Batman movie, meanwhile, might not arrive until 2018 at the earliest The report claims the movie's plot would reflect "the Batman character that emerges" after next year's Batman vs. Superman and 2017's Justice League. Might want to get comfortable, Batman fans.

Affleck is no stranger to the director's chair. He previously directed Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo. That last film earned him an Academy Award for Best Picture, his second, following his Best Writing award for Good Will Hunting.

What would you like to see from Affleck's upcoming Batman movie? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to follow along with our Comic-Con coverage all weekend long.

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