Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's career continues spiraling through a loop as he loses both his chance of directing the solo Batman film as well as starring in it, killing his dreams of revamping his superhero career after the absolutely terrible Daredevil. That latter point has led some to think the film will get the April 5 date it was originally given in DC's massive (but now defunct) slate announcement, although that's not actually been clarified. Because of Heath Ledger's Joker, Reeves believes the film "really resonated", because of the Joker and his "unsettling perspective" that clashed with Batman.
If there was one DCEU film that has been giving Warner Bros. the biggest headache, it would have to be The Batman.
Earlier today, a report published by The Hollywood Reporter stated that Ben Affleck won't star as the caped crusader in Matt Reeves'The Batman.
In an interview with radio station KRCW, Reeves mentioned the upcoming film and dropped a piece of information that deserves some dissection.
More as we have it. Warner Bros. might be trying to distance themselves from that experiment and see if standalone films are much more profitable, critically successful, and easier to produce. But there is still one giant missing piece of clarification that Reeves did not address during his stream of tweets this morning.
As for Justice League Dark, a movie about the team of more supernaturally inclined DC heroes, has been kicking around in pre-production hell for years now already after Guillermo Del Toro exited as director.