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Ben Affleck’s New Batman Film May Get a New Name

Ben Affleck’s New Batman Film May Get a New Name


Ben Affleck “might change” the title of his new Batman movie. The 44-year-old actor is in the process of creating a new standalone movie focused on the famous DC Comics character which he is writing, directing and starring in.

Affleck has the working title The Batman – which will see Joe Manganiello play supervillain Deathstroke – in place for his film but he thinks he might change it.

He said: “The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with now. I might change it. We’re working on the script. The script is going well. I’m really excited about it.”

Affleck first portrayed Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and although the blockbuster received many negative review it proved to be a huge financial hit banking $873.3 million worldwide.

Batman Suit

The Oscar winner is incredibly be proud of the film – directed by Zack Snyder and inspired by Frank Miller’s dark graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns – because it is the biggest hit of his stellar career so far.

In an interview with Fox 5 DC, he said: “It was a huge hit movie – more people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career. You know, it’s the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot of editorial negativity. The fans went, and it got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as [on] its tone. People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie … Tone isn’t a qualitative thing – it’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you … I loved it.”

Affleck will next be seen in Batman’s cape and cowl in superhero ensemble movie Justice League, with filming wrapping on the project in London this month.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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