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Ben Affleck has been busy with the press tour for The Accountant. However, that hasn’t stopped him from opening up about things in relation to the DCEU. Yes, he’s already teased fans plenty with his Deathstroke clip, but we’re still hungry for more. Slade Wilson is supposedly the solo Batman film’s main antagonist. There have been rumors alleging whether or not it will take place in Arkham, as well. Other than that, audiences have been left in the dark regarding details. Now Affleck is confirming one aspect of the film — the title.
Talking to the Associated Press (via ScreenRant), Affleck noted the following:
“The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
His speaking confidently about the script is also a promising sign. When Ben Affleck last updated the film’s status, he said he was not yet entirely pleased with the script. It’s good to know things are looking up on that front. It’s also nice to know in which direction they’re taking the title. The Batman is nice, simple, and gets straight to the point — Like Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. If there is a change to be made in the future, will it be in adding a subtitle, or altering it all together? We’ll have to wait and see.
For now The Batman doesn’t have an official release date. Although, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes did recently state it’s roughly a year and a half out. Therefore, many have their fingers crossed for an early 2018 release window. If that his the case, it would put Batman’s standalone in theaters only a few months after Justice League hits the big screen.
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