According to Deadline, Ben Affleck is teaming up with Geoff Johns to co-write a stand-alone Batman movie that Affleck will direct and star in. This news represents an excellent couple of cherries on top of Warner Brothers’ Comic-Con sundae.
Affleck has what it takes to creatively steer the Batman franchise after directing the Best Picture winner Argo and co-scripting and directing The Town and Gone Baby Gone. Johns is DC Comics’ chief creative officer and has written some of its best remembered comic book series including Green Lantern, Aquaman, Batman, Justice League, The Flash and Superman. He also has written TV series superhero adaptations Smallville, Arrow and The Flash, as well as the Supergirl project with Greg Berlanti for CBS.
Affleck and Johns are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer. The plot would reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, the latter of which comes out November 17, 2017. Stay with SciFi Pulse for continuing Comic-Con coverage.