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THE BATMAN: Ben Affleck Only Interested If Script Is “Great”

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Ben Affleck Will Only Work On The Batman If The Script Is “Great”

Academy Award-winning Argo producer Ben Affleck will only do The Batman if the script is promising.

Although Affleck’s involvement is no longer guaranteed, it is known that Joe Manganiello will appear in the film for sure as Deathstroke. Jeremy Irons and J.K. Simmons are also expected to appear as Alfred Pennyworth and Commissioner Gordon respectively:

Though the batman costume in the foyer is from Affleck’s caped crusader in Zack Snyder’s messy Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, word is that he will get to direct his own superhero movie, tentatively titled The Batman. “That’s the idea. 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.”

Ask him why he took the Batman role and he replies with characteristic honesty that he did it for his son. “Sam thinks his dad is Batman,” he laughs. “That’s an incredible feeling.” Everyone wants to be a superhero to their son, although it strikes me that one of the best things about Affleck is that he remains endearingly human.

An official release date for the Batman movie hasn’t been set, but Affleck said in December that a spring 2017 start is possible.

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Reggie Peralta

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