In recent months, Warner Bros. Pictures proposed “The Batman” film has been taking some knocks. The departure of Ben Affleck as director, rumored to be due to differences and script issues, left things shaky.
Director Matt Reeves officially came onboard recently, despite some uncertainty there for while as well. Now, the film’s villain Joe Manganiello, who will play Deathstroke in the story, tells Robert Irvine Magazine that the movie will shoot soon but they’re not locking a date for good reason:
They have big plans for this movie. Whether or not we start exactly on that date or in June, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. Here’s the thing: The creative process needs to be respected and no one involved in this film wants to make anything less than an unbelievable film, a legendary film.
The movie will start shooting whenever those pieces are in place and we know this is gonna be something that we’re proud of. What we’re not gonna do is be backed into a start date, scrambling to get something off the ground just to get it off the ground. Everyone involved wants to make this the best film possible, so that’s really what it’s about.
It’s funny how the media likes to run with, ‘Oh there’s trouble!’ ‘Oh, the script needs to be revised!’ They’re drama queens. There’s a creative process, and everyone on the cast and crew wants to make this the best movie possible. So that’s what we’re gonna do. When we start shooting it, we’ll start shooting it. It will be soon, I can say that. Here’s the thing: No one wants to create that superhero movie that’s polarizing to fans and critics. Rest assured, we’re gonna do this thing right.”
Recent rumors suggest Reeves reportedly signed on to direct so long has he has not only a lot of creative control but the final say on the film cut. Ben Affleck stars in and produces the film from a script he co-write with Geoff Johns and Chris Terrio.