You may remember last week that Ben Affleck said he would probably direct the Batman movie but it ‘wasn’t set in stone’ (here).
He added that he wasn’t going to do it until he was happy with the script – which he’s writing with DC’s Geoff Johns at the minute – and while many took this as a sign that the movie was in trouble or that DC had screwed up again (not our words, we think DC is doing just fine with Man of Steel, Batman V Superman (ultimate edition) and Suicide Squad).
However, we took it as encouraging. Affleck, with movies like Gone Girl, The Town, The Accountant and Live By Night on his recent CV, has become a respected writer, director and actor and we loved him in BvS and Suicide Squad as Batman, so we’re confident that, after the shambolic release of BvS last year, that he’s prepared to put the hours in to make sure his stand alone movie is something special.
He has now confirmed that he IS directing the Batman movie and that there’s a lot of great stuff in the script right now but it’s still not perfect. And is is working on it.
He’s struggling for perfection in the Batman movie which he IS directing. And that sounds awesome to us.
Do we want it tomorrow? Of course we do… but for the movie he’s promising we can wait a while.
The movie will likely begin filming this summer.
Here’s the Kimmel clip:
And here’s him saying a lot of the same stuff in a separate interview:
— Brooklyn Batman (@Abandapart94) January 9, 2017