Ben Affleck is very aware of the pressure that comes with doing right by the character of Batman.
When fans universally love a Batman film, as they did with Chris Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” it can be glorious to be involved in the franchise. When they reject it though, like Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin” and Zack Snyder’s recent “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it downright hurts.
Affleck’s turn in the role in the latter was one of its most consistently praised elements though, so when it was announced he would be co-writing and directing his own solo “Batman” film, there’s both a lot of excitement and caution from the fan base. Affleck remains fixed to the idea that they won’t move forward on the film until he was completely happy with the screenplay and this week told IGN (via Batman-News) how it’s progressing:
“Last night I spent (time) working on the script. I’m in full-on ‘trying to get it right mode’. It’s not the kind of movie that you can fail quietly at. You have to really be sure that I have something that I feel really confident about before we go forward.”
We’ll potentially get to see a bit more of Batman in the upcoming “Suicide Squad: Extended Cut” home video release which hits in December and clocks in at 134 minutes – eleven minutes longer than the theatrical cut.
Meanwhile designer Jerad S. Marantz has revealed on his blog that he did the initial costume concept illustration passes on the Bat Mech Suit on “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. As a result, he has some artwork for the suit he’s been able to share, head over here to check it out.