Ben Affleck’s Live By Night co-star Sienna Miller has expressed interest in a Batman role before. She previously said that she’d like to play Catwoman, but was told by Affleck that she’s not in the script. But lucky for her, Affleck has a role in mind that he thinks she’d be perfect for.
During a recent interview with USA Today, Affleck was asked if it’s going to be difficult directing the movie in the costume. Having done two movies now in various Batsuits, Affleck acknowledged that the suit will have to be modified to make it easier to put on and take off.
In a new interview with USA Today, Affleck may have been the most honest yet about this entire situation. It seems like the pressure of a movie like The Batman is really weighing down on his shoulders.
Ben talks about the upcoming Justice League movie and the next Batman film. VIA: Batman News
“There’s great stuff in it now,” Affleck said. “It just needs to get better and better. It’s the same way I felt about (Live By Night) when I was prepping it, it’s just that no one was asking me questions because nobody gave a shit, because there wasn’t any click-throughs.”
A longtime source of BOF’s says that production has been pushed back by “a couple of months”. That means it’s likely to get started later this summer, and that rumored July 2018 release date is probably no longer in sight.
Sources tell Batman News that Ben Affleck plans to shoot The Batman in Los Angeles. BOF has heard the same. In 2012, Christopher Nolan shot some of The Dark Knight Rises in LA, though it sounds like Affleck will be shooting the bulk of his movie there.
“That’s the idea,” Affleck said about the Batman project. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
“I’m still working on the script. I’m not going to write and direct anything that I don’t think is good enough to be made. I’m definitely going to make sure I have something that is special — there’s not enough money in the world to make a mediocre version of Batman worth it.”
Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., announced that he’s stepping down from his position today to pursue other career interests. But in an exit interview with Deadline, Silverman revealed that Ben Affleck’s Batman movie is scheduled for a 2018 release!
IGN caught up with Jeremy Irons while he was promoting his new movie Assassin’s Creed, and naturally they asked about Justice League as well. But all on his own, Irons revealed that production on Ben Affleck’s Batman movie starts this spring. Something we’ve heard before from Joe Manganiello, and what Affleck himself finally admitted yesterday.
“Affleck indicated that he expected the film will begin shooting in the spring,” Variety’s report reads.
Ben Affleck was interviewed by The New York Times tonight for their TimesTalks series, and he was asked about The Batman, which he’s writing, directing, and starring in. Affleck explained why he’s not in any hurry to make the movie.
According to THR, Snyder is not jumping into Justice League 2 as his next project as originally planned. Instead, he’ll be working on his long-in-development thriller The Last Photograph. THR says that Warner Bros. has put Justice League 2 on the backburner and turned its attention to Ben Affleck’s Batman movie:
Armie Hammer posted the photo above with Joe Manganiello on Instagram and captioned it “men at work”. Manganiello shared the same photo on Twitter and said “Burning the midnight oil with my man Armie Hammer”. Geoff Johns then retweeted Manganiello’s tweet.
When asked about the plot, the Deathstroke actor joked “It’s about Gotham, and this guy dresses up like a bat”. He then got a little more serious. “I play the world’s deadliest assassin, who also has one eye. We will start at some point this year, it looks like”.