Just when it looked like there’s some degree of stability about Ben Affleck’s future in the DC Extended Universe, he’s thrown everything up in the air once again.Daily Sabah posted a new interview with Ben Affleck this week, where they asked him about coming back as Batman after Justice League. Affleck was pretty vague but did flat out say that he still wants to direct a Batman movie
Affleck blames bad scripts on his lack of enthusiasm for The Batman, and suggests that he hasn’t entirely abandoned the possibility of directing a Batman movie some day. Here’s what he said:
“For me, it’s interesting, and I always evaluate this stuff on the merit of the material. I want to direct a “Batman” movie, and I never got a script that I was happy with, so they are starting over and writing another script. And right now, I think a lot of different possibilities I think for the way the DC Universe could go, and I will just follow my interests in pursuing that. And I know that I love working with this group of people, and it was a real joy for me tomake this movie.”
Matt Reeves of Cloverfield and Planet of the Apes fame is already working on his own, different take on The Batman. But Reeves was supposedly going to direct this movie, not just write the screenplay, so it’s not clear whether Affleck is talking about his script, or perhaps some other version that’s currently in development somewhere at Warners. Or maybe he’s just making stuff up, because really whatever he says now he can just say the opposite two months later. As long as he has that graceful and cool segue eventually, that’s really all that matters.