Almost three years ago now came word that Ben Affleck would play the new Batman in what was then an untitled “Man of Steel” sequel. We’ve now seen the result of that in last week’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and it turned out this take on Batman turned out be one of the better received elements of a highly contentious film.
When Affleck signed on though, there was the obvious question of for how many films. Marvel famously signs up its key stars for at least six films, but what about DC? Speaking with THR, Affleck’s agent Patrick Whitesell revealed that the contract was only for three films at first – ‘Dawn’ and the two “Justice League” movies (his “Suicide Squad” appearance is a separate thing).
However, there’s potentially another on the horizon – the solo “Batman” film which sounds further along than anticipated:
“He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape. There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”
Last Summer it was revealed that Affleck and comic scribe Geoff Johns are co-writing a solo Batman movie which Affleck might direct. However, no further information on the film has been released since.
‘Dawn of Justice’ is currently in cinemas and has now officially passed $500 million at the worldwide box office. “Justice League: Part One” begins production next month in London.