Batman Solo Film is happening!

Batman Solo Film is happening!

It’s official! In the wake of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s been plenty of speculation but Warner Bros. have come out and now formalised it.

Ben Affleck will both direct, and star in a new solo Batman film, as part of the current DC Cinematic Universe. The announcement comes from CinemaCon, the motion picture theatre industry convention currently taking place in Las Vegas.

Of course there’s been plenty of speculation recently, particularly around the idea that Affleck has already been working on a screenplay for such a film, and even working in conjunction with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Johns is the writer behind many of the DC defining event books in recent years, including Green Lantern: Blackest Night, and the recent Justice League: Darkseid War.

Affleck directing a Batman film is a huge deal at this point, with just a few directing credits to his name, he’s built a strong reputation as a film director with critical successes including ‘Argo’ as well as ‘Gone Baby Gone’. His take on a Batman film, is one to look forwards to, and likely to be a critical entry into the DC film line-up, I can’t wait!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.