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Ben Affleck, the writer, director and star of the upcoming standalone Batman film has finally revealed the title for the hugely-anticipated superhero blockbuster. And it is, simply, The Batman.

hollywood Updated: Oct 04, 2016 13:43 IST
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Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Justice League and then, the solo Batman movie which he will also direct
Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Justice League and then, the solo Batman movie which he will also direct

Ben Affleck, the writer, director and star of the upcoming standalone Batman film, has finally revealed the title for the hugely-anticipated superhero blockbuster. And it is, simply, The Batman.

Affleck’s Batman film will be his fourth time in the iconic cape and cowl after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a cameo in Suicide Squad and the upcoming Justice League, which completed filming only a few days ago.

Speaking to the Associated Press while promoting his new thriller The Accountant, Affleck said: “The movie I think is going to be called The Batman. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”

The main antagonist in the film, which currently doesn’t have a release date, will be Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello. Affleck spoke more about why he chose Deathstroke in an interview with Collider: “He’s a great villain because—I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work.”

The Batman follows 1966 and 1989’s Batman, 1992’s Batman Returns, 1995’s Batman Forever, 1998’s Batman & Robin, 2005’s Batman Begins, 2008’s The Dark Knight and 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

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