While the DC Cinematic Universe is ripping forward with Gotham City Sirens, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Justice League and more, it’s undeniable that the cornerstone of it is Batman.
Look, love him or loathe him, he is and the current incarnation, Ben Affleck, has been talking about his career to The Guardian and he speaks briefly about his writing/directing/starring standalone Batman movie and his outlook is scary but also reassuring.
While the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice theatrical release was, let’s be honest, pretty poor, the home released Ultimate Edition – director Zack Snyder’s true vision for the movie – is a much better movie overall but it can’t be denied that audiences and critics were not kind.
However, while this is true, one thing almost universally agreed upon was Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
So much so that Warner Bros quickly greenlit a Batman movie with Affleck at the helm. And the fan community rejoiced.
However, while the movie IS on the slate at Warners, Affleck is very realistic about it: “That’s the idea [making the movie] but it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
Actually, as a fan, this makes me feel confident that Affleck will do Batman justice. He has said before that the movie won’t happen if it’s not ‘truly iconic’ and this is an extension of that.
The fact is Affleck has become one of the finest directors working today and if he is striving to make the perfect Batman movie then we at FTN salute him for it. The movie WILL happen – DC/Warners are bound to want Batman front and centre of the cinematic universe – we just can’t wait to see what could be the best Batman movie yet.
For the stuff that BvS got wrong, it got much, much more right and the Batman was in many ways right out of the comics. If Affleck, a true blue comic fan, can improve on that? Well, that’s bound to be worth the wait…
Do you agree? Sound off in the usual ways, Bat-fans…