According to Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Reeves turned in the first act for The Batman during Memorial Day Weekend. Unfortunately, this partial screenplay features a young version of the dark knight.
Kit stated that “while the studio would not comment, it’s unlikely that Ben Affleck, who has played Batman in three features, will again don the cowl.”.
For any of you that have been following the DCEU over the years, this shouldn’t come as a shock. It feels like every few weeks we receive another report that Affleck either wants to be Batman or wants to quit the DCEU altogether. Whether Affleck told Reeves about his desire to leave the legendary role or the director/writer just got tired of hearing all of the rumors, it seems that The Batman will be a pivotal point for the DC Extended Universe.
This wasn’t the only bit of news Kit had to say about the DCEU. The Joaquin Phoenix Joker solo film, not to be confused with the other Joker solo film starring Jared Leto, could jumpstart a new universe, with a name like “DC Dark” or “DC Black”.
Finally, the upcoming Flash solo movie, which will be directed by Spiderman Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, is expected to ditch the dark story the film was supposed to portray for a more light-hearted approach. It’s also going to be inspired by the Back to the Future films. The film will most likely loosely follow the iconic Flashpoint storyline from the comics, just like The Flash TV series did with the start of their third season.
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