There has been a ton of controversy surrounding the production of The Batman, but things seems to be on the up-and-up as of late. Director Matt Reeves has stepped in to helm the film, and Ben Affleck has assured fans that he isn't going anywhere.
To top it all off, one of the film's stars is extremely passionate about the work being done.
Joe Manganiello, who has signed on to portray the villain Deathstroke, as expressed how excited he is to jump in and go toe-to-toe with Batman. After turning down several superhero roles in the past, Manganiello decided that Deathstroke was a unique and incredible opportunity.
While speaking with ChefIrvine.com about his workout for the film, Manganiello gave fans a little update about when the movie will actually begin shooting. With worries about the The Batman's start date, Manganiello assured fans they have nothing to fear.
This was the actor's response to being asked when the film would move into production:
"Last year, I said May and that was my understanding. It depends. They have big plans for this movie. Whether or not we start exactly on that date or in June, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. Here’s the thing: The creative process needs to be respected and no one involved in this film wants to make anything less than an unbelievable film, a legendary film. The movie will start shooting whenever those pieces are in place and we know this is gonna be something that we’re proud of. What we’re not gonna do is be backed into a start date, scrambling to get something off the ground just to get it off the ground. Everyone involved wants to make this the best film possible, so that’s really what it’s about. It’s funny how the media likes to run with, 'Oh there’s trouble!' 'Oh, the script needs to be revised!' They’re drama queens. There’s a creative process, and everyone on the cast and crew wants to make this the best movie possible. So that’s what we’re gonna do. When we start shooting it, we’ll start shooting it. It will be soon, I can say that. Here’s the thing: No one wants to create that superhero movie that’s polarizing to fans and critics. Rest assured, we’re gonna do this thing right."
There's no indication as to what "soon" means, but it's definitely a positive answer. It's certainly better than no answer at all.
It's also refreshing to know that the entire creative team is dedicated to making this movie the right way. They understand that some films have divided critics and fans, but they want to rise above that and create something better.
The Batman is currently in pre-production and no release date has been set. Ben Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League later this year.
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