“The Batman” Being Re-Written From Scratch?

Following reports yesterday that production on the Ben Affleck-led and Matt Reeves-directed “The Batman” has been pushed back due to Reeves’ commitments to other projects, a new rumor at Slashfilm suggests that things may be more serious than expected.

The site indicates that their sources close to production say the film will be completely rewritten from scratch. As a result, it’s quite possible everything we’ve heard about the film’s story is no longer in play.

Affleck, Chris Terrio, and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns were among those who worked the first version of the screenplay which featured Batman facing off against Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello). It’s not clear who is responsible for the new script yet.

“The Batman” is now looking like it will debut on screens sometime in 2019.