Last year, Marvel Studios broke the Internet by announcing the full slate of Marvel movies at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). And now, it looks like Warner Bros. and DC are planning to rule this year’s Comic-Con as the studios may have a few surprises in store.

After it was reported that Chris Pine might be taking on the role of of Hal Jordan in the upcoming “Green Lantern” solo movie, rumours ran wild that a new “Batman” solo movie was also in the works. In fact, the film may arrive as soon as November 2018, going up against Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie, “Captain Marvel“.

Source: Comingsoon

According to Latino-Review, Ben Affleck is set to direct and reprise his “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” role in the new Batman spin-off movie.


Aptly titled “The Batman”, the solo film may mark Affleck’s 3rd appearance as the caped crusader in the DC Cinematic Universe as he will once again play Batman in 2017’s “Justice League: Part One”. It will be based on a script written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Chris Terrio, who also reworked David S. Goyer’s script for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and penned Affleck’s “Argo”. Terrio has also been announced as a writer for both “Justice League” films.

Since SDCC 2015 is happening very soon, it’s only a matter of time before Warner Bros. and DC confirm this piece of rumour and reveal their plans for their ever-growing DC Cinematic Universe.

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Screen Rant shared their thoughts on this piece of rumour, revealing that the new “Batman” solo film may “start out older and more experienced”. The site also said that the film “shouldn’t have focus so much” on the caped crusader’s origins, especially since everyone already knows what turned Bruce Wayne into Batman. With director-writer David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” currently in production, the villainous characters such as The Joker (played by Jared Leto), Deadshot (played by Will Smith) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) could appear in “The Batman” too.

No words on whether a new “Superman” solo film will be developed, especially since Henry Cavil has already been introduced as the titular character in 2013’s “Man of Steel”. Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is slated for release on 24th March 2016 while “Suicide Squad” will be released on 5th August 2016.

What do you think of this Batman solo movie rumour? Would you like to see a new “Batman” movie? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Sources: Latino-Review via Screen Rant

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