The Batman is the Title of Ben Affleck’s Batman Solo Film
During an interview for The Accountant, Ben Affleck revealed that the title of his solo Batman film will be called The Batman. When the title was first revealed, it was mere rumor and conjecture until Affleck revealed the validity of it to the Associated Press.
When the title was announced, I immediately thought of the title of Tim Burton‘s capped crusader adaptation Batman. In that film, characters refer to Batman, at least initially, as “The Bat.” Comingsoon pointed out that Cillian Murphy’s Scarecrow and other characters referred to Christian Bale‘s Batman in Batman Begins as “The Batman.” All of these references and the title for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film come from Batman’s first comic book appearance in Detective Comics #27. On that comic’s cover and in the comic, Batman is referred to as “The Batman” or “The Bat-man.”
Here is what Ben Affleck had to say about the title of his Batman film:
The movie I think is gonna be called ‘The Batman,’ at least that’s what we’re going with now. I might change it. I think that’s about it, that’s all I got. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it. I assure you when anything develops you’ll hear about it.
Ben Affleck’s The Batman currently stars Ben Affleck, Joe Manganiello, J.K. Simmons, and Jeremy Irons.
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Ben Affleck The Batman Title Video