“The Batman” Film Gets Arkham Inspiration?

A new rumor about Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” has sprung up, but this one has a more positive tone than some that have emerged in the past.

We Got This Covered reports that for now the plan is to keep the majority of Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns’ existing script with Chris Terrio putting his own touch on the screenplay.

The report claims the changes that are happening seem to be taking a cue from the critically acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Asylum” video game series – specifically the first. Namely the film begins with a massive breakout at Arkham Asylum, though in the film it will be led by Deathstroke rather than Joker.

This would allow not just for many of Batman’s villains to show up, but would also allow for the detective side of the character to be heavily employed – a side to the character both Reeves and Affleck have previously expressed an interest in exploring.

Onto the more confirmed news and Reeves has confirmed to Getty this week that Affleck is still very much board to portray the Dark Knight despite the notable absence of wording confirming that in the press release announcing Reeves’ hiring.

Filming on “The Batman” isn’t slated to get underway until early next year.