The Batman, Starring Ben Affleck, Reportedly Getting A Whole New Script


This might be a good thing: a new report suggests that The Batman stand-alone film, starring Ben Affleck, may be getting a whole new script.

Here’s the scoop, according to Paste Magazine. The Batman stand-alone film, which has been plagued by problems seemingly from the minute it was announced, is reportedly getting a whole new script. The original script was co-written by Ben Affleck, DC Comics COO Geoff Johns, and Chris Terrio. But the new script doesn’t have a writer as of this article’s posting. While it’s possible that Affleck may still get a writing credit on the new script, it’s not likely that he’ll be working closely on the new script with whomever the writer may be.

On one hand, this is yet another blow to the seemingly-cursed Batman series. We’ll recall that, previously, Ben Affleck dropped his directorial duties on the project. It was rumored that he was trying to walk away from Batman, and the DCEU, altogether. (Affleck subsequently denied the reports.)

The misery continues, too, as Matt Reeves won’t be working on the project until at least 2018. He is otherwise preoccupied with War for the Planet of the Apes.

On the other hand, this might be a good thing. As we previously reported, Ben Affleck recently announced that he was back in rehab for his alcohol addiction. No role should ever get in the way of sobriety, even if the role in question is Batman, so if these setbacks and rewrites help Affleck achieve, and maintain, sobriety, it can’t be a bad thing.

There’s also this interesting scoop from Lainey Gossip — a blind item which looks to be about Affleck and Jennifer Garner. If Lainey’s right, these “setbacks” and delays might all be blessings in disguise.

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We wish Ben Affleck all the best in his recovery.