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Jan 12, 2017 07:30 AM EST

‘The Batman’ Movie Latest News: Ben Affleck Reveals Script Progress; Production Start Schedule Teased


It seems like fan clamor over Ben Affleck's "The Batman" movie isn't going to be over soon. The in-development film is still in its early stages, with the script still being written by the "Live by Night" star.

In an interview with The Guardian earlier this year, Affleck described that "The Batman" is "not a set thing and there's no script" yet. The actor stressed that he's "not going to do" the project if it "doesn't come together in a way I think is really great."

Affleck went on to say in another interview that he intends to make a "good" script for "The Batman," Salon reported. He added that they want "good actors" and "good stages" for the DCEU film.

Affleck, who wrote the critically-acclaimed films "Argo" and "Good Will Hunting," said that the script-writing stage of "The Batman" is akin to an "exhilarating" challenge like "jumping out of an airplane." Expectations are high for "The Batman," with many fans and critics hoping that it would redeem DCEU after the stellar failure of "Batman v. Superman: The Dawn of Justice," which served as Affleck's debut outing as the Caped Crusader, in the blockbuster.

With Affleck carefully taking his time for "The Batman," it's unlikely that the movie will be ready for production by early April, according to Forbes. Some are assuming that the film's production won't begin until summer at the earliest.

Affleck has stressed that he will direct "The Batman." But it's also possible that he will pass the helm to another director and instead focus on the project's writing, acting and editing, while providing great assistance and input to the director.

Affleck's Batman will star in Zack Snyder's "Justice League" prior to the Gotham City superhero's solo movie. Affleck and "The Batman" co-writer Geoff Johns were involved in the early stages of production for the film, which will unite Batman, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), against a common enemy.

Both Affleck and Johns reportedly did rewrites on the screenplay of "Justice League" to make sure that it will have a fun and moving tone. The movie will bow in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.

Do you think "The Batman" will "save" DCEU and please both critics and fans? Sound off in the comments section below!

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