There have been rumors that Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment CCO, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck have been working on a Batman solo movie script together. According to talent agency William Morris Endeavor co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, the rumors are true.
"He's contracted to do at least Justice League 1 and 2, so at least three times wearing the cape," Morris told THR. "There's a script that he's written that's a really cool [Batman] idea, so that's out there as an option," he added.
Earlier this week, Affleck confirmed he was working on something with Geoff Johns outside of Batman v Superman. He told DC All Access, "You know he and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it, and I love him, he's the best."
The rumors of their collaboration for a Batman film, which Affleck would of course star in and apparently have the option to direct, first surfaced during Comic-Con International: San Diego last July. Warner Bros. has never issued an official statement about it, however.
Working for Affleck is response to his personal take on Bruce Wayne and Batman, which has been positive even amongst otherwise negative critical reviews. His next appearance as Batman will be in a cameo appearance (speculated to be a flashback) in Suicide Squad. He'll also start principal photography on Justice League Part 1 in just a couple of weeks.
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