Rumor: Ben Affleck injured, ‘Batman vs. Superman’ production delayed (update)

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Update: Warner Bros. just announced that Batman vs. Superman has been delayed until 2016.


Here at Batman News, I take pride in only reporting news and rumors from reputable sources. I don’t want to mislead anyone, or see fans get excited over something that will never turn out to be true. It’s rare that I post my own rumors, but something showed up in my inbox today that I just couldn’t ignore.

According to my sources, Ben Affleck has sustained an injury, and as a result Batman vs. Superman production has been pushed back six weeks. The crew was informed of that decision earlier this week, and told they’ll be on hiatus for about a month. Update: A second and third source tells me that Affleck injured his ribs, not his leg as previously reported. All three sources confirmed that the injury occurred during a skiing accident around Christmas time.

It’s unclear exactly how serious this injury is. Just a few days ago Affleck was photographed walking around Los Angeles with his family, but apparently it’s big enough to keep him from working for a few weeks. Batman vs. Superman was scheduled to begin shooting next month, but if this turns out to be true, a March start date is much more likely.

Based on who I was emailing this afternoon, and the things they’ve showed and told me, I felt like this was worth mentioning just in case it turns out to be true. I’d appreciate it if my fellow media members could help me look into this story. I’ll update this post if I hear anything about this rumor being confirmed or denied.

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