With a history of some memorable movies having been made before it, The Batman has huge shoes to fill. Ben Affleck will not only star but direct and write the upcoming movie as well. It seems like Affleck knows what is at stake, having discussed the script writing process with ComicBook.com the actor said,“We’re still working on it and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, which I would have the highest of standards I would say,” he said. “It’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not like, ‘Yeah, this might be fun. Let’s go bang this out.’”
Although Affleck has a good background for writing quality scripts, rumors have emerged of the upcoming movie’s script having some serious problems. The site The Ringer published a recent essay about the state of Hollywood’s film industry, with the Batman film getting a quick mention via writer Bret Easton Ellis.“I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the [forthcoming] Batman movie, The Batman,” Ellis said. “And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script.”
“The executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’re 30 things that are wrong with it that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care. We don’t really care. The amount of money we’re going to make globally, I mean 70 percent of our audience is not going to be seeing this in English. And it doesn’t really matter, these things that you’re bringing up about the flaws of the script.’ So I do think global concerns play a big part in how movies, and what movies, are being made, obviously.”
As the movie is still in early development, let us assume that this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. With DCEU’s history, we should expect something great even amongst the storm that it usually creates.
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