Jay Oliva has been a storyboard artist on most of the DCEU movies, and he was working on The Batman when Ben Affleck was still attached to direct, write, and star in it. Today on Twitter, Oliva commented on Affleck’s Batman script, calling it the best one he’s ever read.
“The original Affleck script was the best Batman script I’ve ever read,” Oliva said. “Ben had a kick ass story and I believe that the audience and fans would have loved it.”
Hi Bill! The original Affleck script was the best Batman script I’ve ever read. Ben had a kick ass story and I believe that the audience and fans would have loved it.
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) September 4, 2018
Publicly, Affleck never seemed happy with his script, and that could be one of the reasons why he decided not to direct the movie. When Matt Reeves took over as director after Affleck dropped out, he decided to start over from scratch and write his own script.
Maybe one day Affleck will talk more about the Batman movie that he abandoned. For now, we have the Matt Reeves version to look forward to, which should start shooting by next summer.