Ben Affleck is open to directing his own Batman movie, if he can get the script right. Luckily, it’s rumored that Ben Affleck will have some help on the script from Geoff Johns, the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics. In the December issue of Total Film, Affleck and producer Charles Roven spoke about the movie that’s currently being referred to as The Batman online.
Roven wouldn’t directly confirm that the movie is in the works, but did say it all depends on Ben Affleck’s schedule.
“He’s about to start a movie now [Live By Night]. And he’s also got obligations to be in the Justice League movies. The calendar is a little bit tricky”.
“Of course, the script obviously has to be worth of him wanting to direct it. And once that happens, it’s still got to fit into the calendar. We’re hoping we can make it happen. We’re just at the beginning of the question”.
Total Film also got Ben Affleck’s take on the project, and it sounds like if they can come up with a good script, he’s all for it:
“Look, if I could make it work, yeah. Obviously it would be like a dream. The trick is, as to any movie, is to make sure that you — if you’re going to direct it — that you can make it good. You’ve got to have the right idea and the right take on it. Broadly speaking, it’s something I’d be open to, for sure. It’s a very exciting idea.”
Hopefully Affleck and Johns can come up with a good script, and Affleck’s schedule will allow him to make his very own Batman movie. Stay tune to Batman News for all the latest on that project, and check back later for more from the December issue of Total Film.
SOURCE: Total Film (December 2015)