Date: 3rd June 2016
The current Dark Knight reveals his own project will ‘borrow certain things from the great comic books’ but will ultimately set its own course.
Ben Affleck has revealed that his upcoming Batman film will probably tell a completely “original story”, and not be based on an existing comic.
The actor, who starred in Zac Snyder’s critically maligned but commercially successful spring blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will reprise the role in the character’s new solo outing, as well as write and direct the picture.
He’s also set to play the Dark Knight in two Justice League movies, in which he will team up with Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. It’s rumored that Affleck’s Batman will factor somehow into this summer’s Suicide Squad, which will see Jared Leto play the Joker and is based on the successful DC Comics of the same name.
The as-yet untiled Batman film will mark Affleck’s first stab at directing a superhero picture. His last film as director, 2012’s Argo, won the Oscar for best picture.
Source: Press Release