Playing the Bat isn’t enough for Affleck as he looks to monopolize the character for himself.
When you think of actors who have gone on and turned around their careers, Ben Affleck is usually at the top of the list. With hits such as Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, Affleck hasn’t just become a great actor but has transformed himself into one of the most impressive directors working today. In fact, it’s just been announced that he’s been approved for his next project, the Dennis Lehane crime thriller Live By Night which he will be starring in alongside Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Saldana. That’s not exactly the big news for Affleck though with Comic Con here.
Deadline reports that Affleck will be co-writing DC’s standalone Batman film along with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. According to the Deadline article, Affleck and Johns appear to be “in sync” and there’s even a chance that a script for the movie could be finish by the end of the Summer. There’s no word on when exactly the Batman film will be added to DC’s film slate, but considering it’s Batman I’m sure they’ll find a way to fit it in. So while Affleck is the well known name for movie-goers, I’m sure some less informed people will ask, “Who is Geoff Johns and why should I know him?
Johns has written some of the most iconic stories that include Batman, including Infinite Crisis. He’s also been a part of both of the CW’s hit shows Arrow and The Flash, writing five episodes of Arrow while having a creator credit for The Flash. Goeff Johns has been writing with DC since 1999 and if his resume is any indication, it’s very clear that a team of Johns and Affleck will bring us one of the best Batman stories to date.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see how Affleck looks donning the cape in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be released March 25, 2016.