Ben Affleck has penned a stand-alone Batman film script based on his take of the character. The 43-year-old actor, who portrays the caped crusader for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is contracted to do at least two Justice League movies, and his script is reportedly set to be considered for one of those films.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, WME-IMG co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, whose agency represents Affleck, reveal how many movies the two-time Oscar winner has currently signed up for when it comes to DC’s Caped Crusader.
“He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape,” v said, adding, “There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool (Batman) idea, so that’s out there as an option.”
Whitesell added that he didn’t think Affleck’s former co-star and friend actor Matt Damon would be keen to take on a role in a Batman film though.
“I don’t think there’s room for both,” he laughed.
In addition to the movies Whitesell mentioned, Affleck’s Batman will also make a cameo appearance in Suicide Squad, which is due to hit theaters in August this year.
This isn’t the first time the prospect of a Ben-originated Batman movie has been raised. During San Diego’s Comic-Con last year, it was claimed that the actor-director was developing a stand-alone Batman project with DC Entertainment boss Geoff Johns, with Ben tentatively attached to direct as well as star.
In its opening weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Amy Adams, soared to the top of the North American box office landing the sixth best weekend opening of all-time by raking in an estimated $170.1 million. This beats previous Batman films by several million dollars, and will make it Warner Bros.’ best opening should the estimate hold.