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This is interesting: Ben Affleck's standalone Batman movie, the one he's writing and directing, will be titled The Batman. "How in the world is that interesting?" you inquire? Because the Batfleck we got to know this past spring had already been wearing the cape for years, and the Batman is the name the Gotham Bat-newbs gave the Dark Knight way back at the outset of his gig. (A la the Batman Begins trilogy, 2005-2012.)

Also, what a perfect setup for a sequel: The Batman v The Superman: The Dawn of the Justice.

Here's what Affleck had to tell the Associated Press while they hung out with him for his 1920s gangster flick, Live by Night:

“The movie I think is gonna be called The Batman. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it. I think that’s about it, right now. That's all I got. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”

Affleck has already teased Deathstroke as The Batman's villain. DC has Wonder Woman coming up next, in June 2017, with the Justice League movie following in November. Then we'll get Aquaman, Shazam, another Justice League movie, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash and Man of Steel 2.

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast break down Batman v Superman at the 25:25 mark in the episode below. No punches were pulled in the taping of this segment.