Earlier this year it was confirmed that a solo Batman film is in the works, with Ben Affleck in the lead and the main villain announced to be Slade Wilson, otherwise known as Deathstroke. Following the release of Batman v Superman, with Affleck being one of the highlights in an otherwise disappointing film, the idea of a solo Batman film has been generating positive buzz.
With a number of DC Cinematic Universe films already in the works, it looked like a new solo Batman film would be a few years away, and while this is still the case, it sounds like its edged its way just a little closer with a reshuffle of the Justice League sequel.
It now appears that Zack Snyder will be taking a break from superhero films following Justice League, and he will make the film The Last Photograph as his follow-up film to 2017’s Justice League. It is being reported that this means the Ben Affleck Batman film will be brought forward to mid-2019, while Justice League to slips back sometime after that.
Details are scant and nothing formal has been announced, but bringing a solo Batman film back to the big screen, and with Affleck’s popular take on the character, this can only seem like a good move!