He’ll also serve as a producer, but the press release makes no mention of Ben Affleck. Despite that, numerous sites have since said that he remains attached to star as Ben Affleck/Batman. Then again, he said he’d be directing the movie on TV two weeks before deciding not to, so his role here seemingly remains up in the air.
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said today. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honoured and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
In other DC Films Universe news, Warner Bros. is moving forward with a live-action movie revolving around Nightwing. Dick Grayson was the first Robin but later took on his own identity to forge a path of his own as a vigilante.
The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in talks to take the helm of Nightwing, while Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is currently working on the screenplay.
So, an interesting evening for Batman’s corner of the DC Films Universe, but as with everything not Marvel Studios related, we’re best off taking a wait and see approach here!