Warner Bros. have announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has surpassed the $500 million mark at the global box office despite mixed reviews since its release. The film has been released for just a week and it appears to be doing the studio proud, while cementing the future of the DC cinematic universe.
Amongst all the noise since its release, it has been revealed that Ben Affleck was contracted for three films including Dawn of Justice, with the subsequent two being Justice League films. Where that leaves an Affleck solo Batman film, we’ll have to wait and see but there’s speculation indicating that he’s written a script for a solo film, which is yet to receive the green light.
Given that Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman is one of the most highly praised aspects of this film, it’s more than likely his solo outing will happen, in the meantine we can all keep an eye out for his cameo appearance in the next DC film – Suicide Squad.
In other superhero film related news, Hans Zimmer the composer behind the Chris Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice has announced he’s retiring from superhero films. After the five films he’s done set in the DC universe, he’s said it’s becoming increasingly challenging to find a new language, and it’s time to move on to different things.