Following the “shocking” news that star Ben Affleck is an alcoholic, the news broke that Warner and his Brothers will now completely rewrite the script for The Batman.
This could possibly be great news for everyone involved. The apparent breakdown in negotiations between the studio and director Matt Reeves was quite possibly due to the script being a first draft Hack job. According to sources close to the production, the screenplay for The Batman is now being rewritten from the ground up, making it entirely possible that everything we’ve heard about the film’s story so far will no longer be relevant.
Previously its been known that the villain of the film would be Deathstroke ( because Deadpool ) played by Joe Manganiello , but who knows if that character will remain a player now that the script is being rewritten.Personally I hope he remains involved as the films villain.
Speaking with Total Film Magazine ,Manganiello remains upbeat about the movie, despite all the recent uncertainty:
“I’m very excited,” Manganiello said before explaining his training regime, “I just started kung fu, qigong and cutting with a live katana blade. That’s been a lot of fun.”
Sounds like fun to me too. Ben Affleck as Batman was one ,if not the only thing that I found to be even remotely positive about Batman V Superman, and I just hope that with all the new changes we are getting as far away from Hack Snyders “vision” for the DCeU.
Now let’s just hope that Ben Affleck stays on the straight and narrow, and the talk of him wanting to get the hell out of the batsuit is just baseless rumors. DC along with Warner and his Brothers desperately need to get some good movies going. Im cautiously optimistic for the upcoming Wonder Woman feature, but Hack Snyders Justice League is another story altogether. The Flash movie remains in limbo , and its starting to look like there is no one who is giving that film a push in any direction. Its like every other property, including a solo Harley Quinn movie is being prioritised above The Flash which was slated to be released March 2018. Fat chance of that happening.