Affleck Has Full Creative Control On “Batman”?

It has been a busy day or two of rumors regarding the directors of the various upcoming films that are a part of Warner Bros. Pictures’ burgeoning DC Extended Universe.

First there was George Miller rumored to be under consideration for “Green Lantern Corps,” then Seth Graheme-Smith dropped out of “The Flash,” and now there’s talk James Wan is having second thoughts about “Aquaman”.

There’s still more to come as well it seems as Heroic Insider today reports that DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns and Oscar winner Ben Affleck are set to have “complete creative control” over the upcoming solo “Batman” film in the works which Affleck will star in and direct.

This essentially suggests the film’s producers Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven will have no serious oversight regarding the film’s content. The site adds that even Johns is more of a consultant on the piece, with Affleck really taking the lead on the project.

Fans have also been speculating about an official social media post on April 27th which seems to confirm that the Robin costume seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” does indeed belong to the slain Jason Todd.

Though no date has yet been set for the film, Warners has set aside several release dates in 2018 and 2019 with Affleck’s “The Batman” expected to nab one of those.