The past day has been a rough one Batman fans around the globe. After much anticipation and excitement surrounding the future of a possible Batman solo film, news broke that Ben Affleck was no longer interested in directing The Batman solo film. Affleck, who made his way to DC movie and comic book lover hearts, said that he prefers to focus on his role as an actor and producer. Despite the unfortunate turn of events, news has been circulating that Ridley Scott will take over as director of the film.
Thanks to Deadline, fans have learned The Batman script has much more progress than previously announced. Over the past month give or take, Affleck gave Batman fans tidbits of updates regarding the progress of the script and now reports have come in that the star has finished a drafter of script with DC Comics’ Geoff Johns. Also, a rewrite of the project was just completed by the screenplay writer of both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Chris Terrio, who may be best-known for his work on Argo, decided to assist in the progression of The Batman as well. As of now, fans are not sure about the future of the movie however with news that Scott will be directing the film, some relief of stress has been given.
The full quote from Deadline can be read below:
“Affleck, who most recently helmed Live by Night, wrote the script with Geoff Johns, and a rewrite was just turned in by Chris Terrio, the Oscar-winning scribe of the Affleck-directed Argo. Our sister publication Variety was first to confirm Affleck’s exit as director.”
For those who have not been following the news on Affleck’s directorial exodus, you can read the star’s statement below as well:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”