Just yesterday, we told you that the future of the DCEU seemed to be up in the air, with Ben Affleck’s vacating the director’s chair on “The Batman” just the latest snag in a long line of setbacks for DC films.
Today, however, we’re learning some positive news: a script for the film has reportedly been completed, and both WB brass and Affleck himself are said to be “very happy” with it.
This development, first reported by Variety’s Justin Kroll, is certainly a turn in the right direction for WB and DC. Perhaps now, we’ll soon hear that a new director has been hired, and have a shooting schedule and tentative release date announced soon after.
Per the tweet (thanks to Batman-News):
@BatmanNewsCom No, several sources already saying new script came in this month and everyone including Emmerich and Ben very happy with it
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 9, 2017
This disputes an earlier report from Forbes that said the following:
“How extensive the process will be — I’m hearing anything from “major rewrites” to “a completely new script,” including starting from scratch on the story if that’s what it takes — is unclear, not just to us but probably to those involved as well, since the new filmmaker might look at the story and script and decide there’s plenty to salvage that appeals to them. Once the director is in place, more will become clear, but for now Warner Bros. is suffering far more negative perceptions than they need to, simply because of the attempt to slow and control the spread of information.”
One can only hope that the new director will be one as talented as Affleck, whose multiple Oscar nominations speak for themselves. Many names have been tossed around as possibilities, including DCEU alum Zack Snyder, and Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan.
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