One of the few rumors to come out of San Diego Comic-Con this year involves a new project that may be in the works between Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck.
If everything goes according to plan with Warner Bros. Studios, Ben Affleck will work with the popular comic-book icon for a new Batman movie, separate from the “Justice League” story-line that will begin with the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman’ film.
Ben Affleck is of course starring as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the highly anticipated film ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” set to release later this year. The fact that Affleck is directing a Batman film isn’t exactly surprising. It was back in late 2012, early 2013 that Affleck agreed to play the role of Batman in the before mentioned film, on the condition that could later Direct a film starring the caped-crusader.
The fact that Geoff Johns is attached to the project should be a win-win for most DC fans out there, even if they aren’t too keen on having Oscar-nominated Affleck direct the next installment to the stand-alone franchise.
Affleck did win a Golden Globe for Best Director for his film “Argo” but was snubbed at the Oscars that same year.
That being said, Affleck does have two Oscars under his belt that he shares with other members of the team, one for Best Motion Picture of the Year for the film “Argo” and his 1998 Oscar for Best Writing for a Screenplay that the shares with Matt Damon.
The new Batman project won’t begin until after Affleck directs “Live by Night,” the film-adaptation of the Denis Lahane crime novel.