Affleck’s “Batman” Delays “Justice League 2”

With the Ben Affleck-directed solo “The Batman” film in the works and looking ready to go soon, it comes as little surprise that Warners is shaking up its DCEU release slate.

THR reports that the key change is the proposed “Justice League” sequel, originally planned for 2019, has been delayed to make room for “The Batman”. The first “Justice League” film has already been shot and is targeting a late 2017 release, and that film is unaffected by this change.

With a hole now available in his schedule, filmmaker Zack Snyder has quickly filled it by taking time out for his long gestating original film “The Last Photograph” which was first announced nearly a decade ago.

Kurt Johnstad penned the script for the film in which a photograph becomes the catalyst for a journey two men undertake through war-torn Afghanistan. That project will now shoot sometime next year.

What’s hasn’t been announced is a release date for “The Batman”. With “Justice League: Part Two” having vacated the June 2019 slot, will the solo Batman movie be slotted in instead?