By: Adam Basciano
Ben Affleck is making quite the commitment to the role of Batman. He’s playing the character in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, he will cameo in Suicide Squad, and then co-star as The Dark Knight in two Justice League films. That would put Ben Affleck in 4 appearances as Bruce Wayne/Batman, making him the longest running actor to play the role in live action format. However, that’s not all. ” Ben Affleck is teaming up with Geoff Johns to co-write a stand-alone Batman movie that Affleck will direct and star in. Affleck and Johns are well in synch and have more than found their rhythm. In fact, they are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer, prior to Affleck going off to direct Live By Night in November. The Batman movie would shoot after he finishes Live By Night, and the plot would reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman V Superman and Justice League, the latter of which comes out November 17, 2017.” Ben Affleck directing his own Batman film is the worst kept secret in Hollywood. The unexpected part, is that he is co-writing with Geoff Johns. Geoff Johns is not only DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, but one of the best writers working in comic books today. This is fantastic news! The Batman franchise is in great hands, and I can’t wait to see what Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns have in store for us.