Batman v Superman’s Dark Knight Ben Affleck has already written a script for a stand-alone movie about Batman, according to William Morris Endeavor co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, whose agency represents the superstar.
On asked how many movies Affleck has signed on for as Batman, he said, “He’s contracted to do at least Justice League (Part) One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape.”
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“There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option,” Whitesell added.
Affleck, 43, was first linked to a stand-alone Batman movie as star, director, and co-writer (with Geoff Johns) last summer, and Whitesell’s remarks indicate the project has progressed since then.
Affleck recently said the movie is “in development” but said he’s currently focused on finishing his adaptation of the Dennis Lehane thriller Live By Night.
Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny first reported about the negative reaction surrounding Batman v Superman and how Warner Bros was planning a major revamp of its DC lineup. He suggested that the studio was looking into fast tracking the solo Batman movie.
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