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Ben Affleck on Batman Film Script: “It’s Not Ready”

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During a recent set-visit in London for Justice League, Ben Affleck was of course asked about his upcoming solo Batman film. Speaking about it’s progress, Affleck told outlets in attendance:


“I think they have a date for it,” Affleck said. “Although, I don’t know if I would necessarily be able to make that date, because I don’t have a script that’s ready yet. So my timetable is, I’m not going to make a movie until there’s a script that I think is good because I’ve been on the end of the things when you make movies when you have a script that’s not good yet and it doesn’t pan out. I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards. That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.’


He continued afterwards, explaining how he sees the best Batman stories are told:


The ‘world’s greatest detective’ aspect of Batman is more present in [‘Justice League’] than it was in [‘Batman v Superman], and will probably be expanded upon further in a Batman movie that I would do. I think all the great Batman stories are, at their heart, detective stories. That’s why they feel like noir movies in a way. Somehow feels like it could be ‘The Maltese Falcon.’


It’s interesting to hear Affleck’s take on the “World’s Greatest Detective” aspect of the character, and it’s certainly something which has never been the focal point of previous films.


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