Ben Affleck Explains His Reasoning For Not Rushing the Batman Movie

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The Batman solo film is one of those films that has no real definitive truths, while Ben Affleck has said many times he is not ready to start filming his solo Batman film, members of the cast has already said the film is getting ready to start pre-production.

The most recent of these confirmations was when Joe Manganiello, who is playing Slade Wilson/Deathstroke claiming he begins work on the film “this year”. It was also announced a few days ago that Justice League 2 was no longer being released in 2019 to make way for the Batman film.

Now Ben Affleck has decided to clear the air and give his reasons why he is not yet ready to start work on the film during an interview with The New York Times for their TimesTalks series.

“We still have to get a screenplay and get it together,” Affleck explained. “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.”

Ben Affleck returns as Batman next in Justice League on November 17, 2017.

Source: Batman-News

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    Affleck is a smart guy, the smartest filmmaker of hollywood. Is the perfect example of how a director should be.
    I’m pretty sure that the script is ready and he knows exactly when he will start shooting the movie. He’s just staying vague because he knows how it works in this business, he knows he must count the words he says because today every word can make headlines. He’s a diligent person and definitely has everything ready to begin production of the film. I keep think that The Batman will arrive on July 27, 2018.