Time Warner CEO says Ben Affleck’s Batman movie is “a year and a half out”

Earlier this week, Time Warner CEO and chairman Jeff Bewkes spoke about the state of DC Films on an investor call. I wrote about it and included notable quotes that were reported, but now thanks to The Suicide Squadcast we have full audio of the CEO’s comments… including an update on when we might be able to see Ben Affleck’s Batman movie!

After speaking about Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, Bewkes said…

“Ben (Affleck) announced a Batman movie. He’s going to direct, star, write. I think it’s a year and a half out”.

A year and a half from now would bring us to about March 2018. Given that Ben Affleck would have to start shooting soon for the movie to come out then, I think Bewkes was saying that the Batman movie will begin production around March 2018. If it did, it’s likely that the announced (but untitled) DC movie that’s scheduled to be released on November 1, 2019 is in fact Ben Affleck’s Batman movie!

Update: On second thought… perhaps the Batman movie is already in pre-production. Remember the Deathstroke test footage? Maybe the release really is March 2018 if it starts shooting soon!

You can take a listen to all of Bewkes comments that you read about earlier this week in the player below.

VIA: The Suicide Squadcast