While bloggers were visiting the Justice League set in London last week, they got to interview Ben Affleck (who was in his Batman costume, minus the cowl) about his upcoming Batman movie. In addition to directing and starring in it, he’s writing it too, with the help of DC’s Geoff Johns.
Affleck explained that Warner Bros. has a release date in mind for the movie, but he isn’t confident he’ll be able to hit it because he’s not completely happy with the script yet.
“I think they have a date for it. Although, I don’t know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don’t have a script that’s ready yet. My timetable is I’m not going to make a movie until there’s a script that I think is good because I’ve been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that’s not good yet and it doesn’t pan out.” [laughs]
“I have a script, we’re still working on it, and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say. That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just like, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.’”
So while it’s a little disappointing that we may have to wait even longer for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, you can’t argue with his reasoning. Affleck is an Oscar winning filmmaker, and if he wants to make a perfect Batman movie, it’s certainly worth waiting a little longer for!