We all know that Ben Affleck is the “creative man” who will co-direct and contribute to scripting the standalone movies of the new Batman franchise. He has often been revered by both critics and fans for his masterful performances in The Town and Argo. He has been talking about the Batman solo films for a long time, asking fans to contribute and tell him what they would like to see in his version of a superhero. He was the silver lining in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a strong portrayal of the dark knight. It’s almost unimaginable to even think of any other actor besides Ben Affleck to bring this iconic character to life on screen. He is someone who could carry the role of Bruce Wayne with passion and panache.
Geoff Johns (comic book writer turned Chief creative officer at DC comics) is deeply involved in the creative process which lends credibility to the team and infuses lot of hope into the venture. He has indicated that the movie will have major villains of Batman universe that fans had always wanted to see. They will bring the big guns at the very first outing, and create a sprawling Bat universe. Moreover, Batman will be locked up in the Arkham asylum by a horde of Gotham criminals and super-villains. In comics, the Batman tries to control a massive riot that broke out in the prison, inside he met Two-face, Killer Croc, and the Joker.
There are downsides of a large ensemble movie, as it could cause confusion in the plot trying to accommodate so many big villains and may lead to sidestepping of important characters. According to latest rumors, there is a tremendous amount of meddling by Warner Bros. and suppression of creative voices within DC and it seems their only intent is to make loads of money instead of making a definitive Batman film. One studio insider has even revealed that there are huge issues with the Batman movie screenplay as well. Moreover, there is uncertainty around AT&T takeover of Time Warner. Well…hopefully, DC will respect the emotions of Batman fans and deliver on their promises.
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