March 31, 2016


Ben Affleck Wrote His Own 'Batman' Script and It's 'Really Cool'

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Ben Affleck is something of an undercover auteur: Aside from being the face of major franchise films—like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—the actor is known for penning scripts, and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay alongside Matt Damon for the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, in addition to some snaps for his 2012 thriller, Argo.

Fast-forward four years, and Affleck has another script in store, but this time it's for a standalone Batman flick. The Hollywood Reporter notes that industry executive Patrick Whitesell, who was profiled by the magazine in a recent cover story, said "there's a script that he's written that is a really cool [Batman] idea." 

The THR piece sees Whitesell explaining how many Batman movies Affleck has signed up for, which include "at least Justice League One and Two," at the present moment. At the very least, Affleck will feature "three times wearing the cape," when factoring in Batman v Superman, which is currently in theaters, much to the dismay of critics

Being that the actor has plied his craft as a film industry renaissance-man—and wears his Bat-suit around children—a hypothetical Batman movie that's written, directed and starred in by Affleck seems likely.