“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hasn’t even been released yet but already, there are talks to make future stand-alone “Batman” films starring Ben Affleck aka Batfleck.
As it is, the DC movie universe is already set to explode in the next couple of with the release of not only “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” but also “Suicide Squad” (Harley Quinn! Yes please), “Justice League”, “Wonder Woman“, and “Aquaman”. But apparently, a private screening of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was reportedly such a huge success, Warner is now planning 3 Batman films.
Starring Ben Affleck.
Back in June, rumours were rampant about a solo “Batman” movie arriving in theatres as early as 2018. It was later revealed that Ben Affleck was in talks to co-write and direct it. According to Den Of Geek, that won’t be the first and it most certainly won’t be the last, as Batfleck’s role in the DC movies universe is about to get even bigger!
According to an industry source who will remain anonymous, a cut of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” was screened for the film’s crew and Warner Bros. bosses within the past 24 hours or so. “It’s a near finished cut but not locked,” the source said. That screening was a glowing success, to the point where Zack Snyder’s movie received a “standing ovation”.
Warner Bros. was said to be so impressed with Batfleck’s performance as Batman that it’s apparently in the process of making an extended, “Golden deal”, which could see the actor play the Caped Crusader in a trilogy of stand-alone movies, not the single outing already announced.
All told, this deal could see Ben Affleck in the role of Batman for the next 10 years or so. “Basically, Warners are now working their movie universe around Ben’s Batman,” the source added.
We haven’t seen “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” yet so we’re probably not the best judge of Ben Affleck‘s acting capabilities as Batman. On top of that, the above news hasn’t been confirmed by Warner Bros. themselves. But all that aside, would you want to see 3 stand-alone “Batman” movies in the near future? Do you think it would be able to top Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy? It could be quite a dangerous idea, eh?
We’ll leave you now with the official “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” comic-con trailer:
Source: Den Of Geek.