Great news for all you DC Comcis fans out there – Ben Affleck has promised that his up and coming solo Batman film will deliver a brand-new storyline never before seen on screen.
This year has seen Warner Bros. Entertainment launch it’s long-awaited DC Universe, kicking off the multi film story with the explosive blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – though not all has panned out as the Hollywood studio giant had planned. The colossal film, which sees Batman and Superman cross paths on the big screen for the first time in film history, debuted to mixed reviews that saw many major film critics pan the blockbuster for being too messy.
There was one saving grace however – Ben Affleck‘s older, more damaged Batman, has received endless praise from fans and critics for being the most authentic character portrayal to-date.
With Affleck a hit as Batman, and Warner Bros. panicking for it’s already sinking franchise, the Academy Award-winning director has been given full creative control over the solo Batman project currently in development – and he’s promising a very unique and compelling story.
Warner Bros. haven’t been shy about praising their new leading man – before Batman v Superman hit cinema screens, the studio giant had already signed Affleck to a multi-picture deal that would see him appear in at least five films as the Caped Crusader, including Suicide Squad and Justice League Parts 1 and 2.
Rumours have started circulating that Ben Affleck has already completed the script for the yet untitled solo project and will focus the story on the ‘Red Hood’ comics. For those that don’t know, this is the storyline that sees Robin killed by the Joker – something that has already been teased in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and may be touched upon in the upcoming Suicide Squad.
For now all we can do is wait and see – you can however see Ben Affleck’s interview below: