Solo Batman Film – Slightly Closer!

Solo Batman Film – Slightly Closer!

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!

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.