Since positive word at Warner Bros HQ began to spread about Ben Affleck as Batman in their new cinematic universe, rumors has been spreading like crazy about the next Batman solo film. One that would apparently be directed and co-written by Ben Affleck himself. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben Affleck spoke about the new solo Batman film and revealed some interesting tidbits.
Affleck stated: “There’s definitely willingness and a will and a desire to make a Batman movie on the part of Warner Brothers. It’s in development, and right now I’m really focused on finishing Live By Night. That’s where my focus is, and I tend to be a one movie at a time guy. So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”
While this isn’t exactly “confirmation” it’s not hard to see WB doing this. Especially with advanced ticket sales for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice doing really well, and early projections putting the film’s opening weekend at 140+ million.
Should the film meet expectations, it would be very surprising to not hear more about the Batman solo film in some capacity. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives March 25th.