The Cape and Cowl Chaos Continues…
For what has seemed like an eternity, fans of the Dark Knight have had to endure an arduous wait to discover the fate of their beloved caped crusader. Ben Affleck’s on/off love affair with Gotham’s Dark Knight has been more than a little detrimental to a rejuvenated DC Universe which is enjoying its brightest spell for many years. The global domination of James Wan’s superb blockbuster, Aquaman has demonstrated what the DC franchise is capable of with the right director at the helm.
Enter The Batman.
With Ben Affleck relinquishing his directorial duties on the project, Warner Bros. is apparently eyeing a November 2019 production start on The Batman, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Director Matt Reeves had hoped to begin principal photography this spring or summer, however, the continuing uncertainty regarding Affleck’s involvement has hampered proceedings.
However, after months of speculation, Reeves has finally turned in his script but will continue to refine it over the coming months before production begins in November. However, with Ben Affleck’s recent spat with rehab, and with his continuing marital problems blighting his recovery it is widely expected that the Dark Knight will be recast in the near future.
Should The Batman enter production in November as is intended, it is highly unlikely we’ll see it on the big screen before 2021, with Warner Bros. almost certain to eye a summer release for a movie as big as the Dark Knight’s return. Wonder Woman 1984 has recently been reshuffled to fill the summer 2020 slot with Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn expected to hit the big screen in February of the same year.
But who will be wearing the cape and cowl in The Batman? That is the biggest mystery of all.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter