Turns out Ben Affleck’s upcoming solo “Batman” film may not have just one or two villains – in fact it may have a whole bunch more than that.
Affleck stars, directs and is co-writing the film with DC’s Geoff Johns which will form part of the DC Extended Universe that began with Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” and continued with this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which introduced Affleck’s older take on Bruce Wayne.
Rumors so far have suggested the film will follow the “Under the Red Hood” story in which the seemingly dead Robin returns from the grave, something hinted at in ‘Dawn’ as well. Now though, Birth Movies Death has a report saying that isn’t the case. Rather their sources say:
“Many, if not most, members of Batman’s rogue’s gallery will be making appearances in the film. It’s going to be crammed with Bat villains, which means that just about every major bad guy you’ve ever wanted to see in a movie will be in this movie.
According to my sources Affleck and Geoff Johns, who has been working with him on the film, want to make the definitive Batman film. They want to tell the ultimate Batman story, and to do so they’re going to bring in all the big guns. They’re going to have a big, sprawling Bat universe already in place.”
This matches the model so far for the DCEU which has established Batman as already having had a two decade long run under his belt. This would mean his various villains are all effectively established at this point. Even though many of the appearances will be just cameos, it will allow for some potentially great casting possibilities that could extend into future films.