Warner Bros. Already Planning Ben Affleck as 'The Batman' for 2019?
With the rumored timeline of DC Comics releases from Warner Bros. surfacing recently, you might have noticed that the studio didn't have any additional plans for Batman beyond his appearance in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the assembly of heroes in Justice League. However, it seems like their plan may be just beyond as far as that rumored timeline went. If a new rumor from Latino Review is true (and we probably won't know the real story for years, so take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being), then the studio apparently has their eye on releasing the first new standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck in 2019. That's what they're saying. Oh, and it will reportedly simply be titled The Batman.
Ben Affleck will be 47 in 2019, which means he still won't be old enough to be in The Expendables 6. So, The Batman it is, I guess.
— Brett Gallman (@brettgallman) June 20, 2014
The plan is supposedly for Affleck to shoot Justice League shortly after a holiday break follows completion of production on Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then in 2015, Affleck will finally get around to directing and starring in his Live By Night at Warner Bros. to meet the October 2016 release date. And then sometime after that, the script and film will likely be developed for The Batman, with production beginning in 2017 or 2018. Again, this film is so far off, it's almost not worth talking about, but maybe Warner Bros. will include this film in a list of titles they intend to bring to the big screen in their expanding DC Comics cinematic universe, which will try desperately to keep up with Marvel's successful model. Stay tuned (for years to come) to see how this all shakes out. Are you excited to see another Batman movie in 2019?