Ben Affleck’s Batman script scrapped for a New Story
Matt Reeves Reveals Ben Affleck And Geoff Johns’ ‘The Batman’ Script Was Scrapped In Favor Of A New Story
The DC Extended Universe may have taken a big step in the right direction with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, but there’s still a long road ahead for the superhero movie division at Warner Bros. One of the franchise’s most troubled projects has been, ironically enough, one of its most anticipated, The Batman. Following Ben Affleck’s departure as director, the film found a new helmer in Matt Reeves.
Sadly, the project has hit more speed bumps. While the creative mindsbehind the project have assured fans the film is well underway, the various delays and the lack of a release date has had the fandom worried about the film’s future. Were these struggles telling us #BruceWayne would simply not get his chance to fly solo in the DCEU?
There, he revealed a surprising bit of information: The original The Batman script written by Geoff Johns, Ben Affleck and #ChrisTerrio had been scrapped. Instead, Reeves is starting from scratch with a whole new story:
“It’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”