One of the most highly anticipated comic book movies coming down the pipe in the next few years is The Batman, a solo film centered around Ben Affleck's Dark Knight that will fit right in with the rest of the ever growing DC Expanded Universe. Despite a high level of anticipation, and comments from his fellow cast mates, Affleck says he's in no hurry to rush the creative process on this one.
“We still have to get a screenplay and get it together. I’m a real believer in not reverse engineering projects to meet a window or a date, but rather when you get the right story, the right idea, the right thing, then you make the movie. That’s what we’re doing, and I’m hoping to get that done. I’m spending a lot of time working on that, but also working on other stuff."
"If I could, there’s nothing I’d love more than to direct a stand-alone iconic, great Batman movie. But it’s been done. Chris Nolan did three really great movies. I’m really mindful of that. I’m not in any hurry to jam the mediocre movie down the pipe. I really want to make sure, if we do it, we get the great version and one that’s worthy of tradition of guys like Tim Burton, Chris Nolan, and Christian Bale.”
The Batman is expected to begin shooting later this year, but Affleck isn't looking to rush this one in any way, shape or form. Here's hoping Warner Bros. gives the director the time he needs to create a film truly worthy of Bob Kane's timeless Caped Crusader.
Fans can see Affleck take up the cape and cowl in Justice League on November 17, 2017.
Source: Batman News
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