Ben Affleck Says He Won't Make the Batman Movie Until the Script Is Ready

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 12:06PM
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 12:06PM
Ben Affleck Says He Won't Make the Batman Movie Until the Script Is Ready
The Batman solo film is looking more promising by the minute. After Batman v Superman was widely criticized for rushing to catch up with Marvel, Ben Affleck is taking his time with the solo movie, and won't start production on it until he's happy with his script.

When asked about the status of the solo Batman film and a possible release date, Affleck told Collider:

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"I think they have a date for it. Although, I don't know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don't have a script that's ready yet. So that's my-my timetable is I'm not going to make a movie until there's a script that I think is good because I've been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that's not good yet and it doesn't pan out." [laughs]
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Affleck has made a few less-than-successful movies on the acting side of his career, so that last sentence wasn't necessarily a passive-aggressive jab at Batman v Superman. But regardless, BvS's main problem was the clunky and nonsensical script, so it can only be a positive thing that Affleck is trying to learn from those mistakes. And best of all, he specifically stated that he's taking his time with the movie to honor the reverence he holds for the source material:

Opening quote
"I have a script, we're still working on it, and I'm not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say. That's something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It's not just like, 'Yeah, that might be fun, let's go try this out.'"
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It's also exciting that he already has some version of a script ready, which means we could be finding out the villain sometime soon. Many are predicting that it will be Red Hood, since Jason Todd's Robin and his infamous Death in the Family demise were teased in Batman v Superman. Jared Leto's Joker is an obvious possibility, and there have been rumors that several members of the Rogues Gallery will appear

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