As we exclusively reported back in 2014, deeply embedded sources of ours revealed what the title of Ben Affleck's Batman movie would be. We were the first ones to tell you that the working title was The Batman, and now courtesy of Affleck himself, we can officially confirm that report.
"The movie, I think, is going to be called 'The Batman.' At least, that's what we're going with now," the writer-director-star revealed in an Associated Press interview for The Accountant. "I might change it. 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."
As you can see, Affleck leaves open the possibility that the title may change, but this confirms that the production has been The Batman up to this point and will remain so until further notice. What else is evident is how little else is ready to be shared with the world, as there's a lot about The Batman that remains mysterious. We've heard all kinds of murmurs about the script Affleck is working on with Geoff Johns, including talk of multiple villains, the possible inclusion of the "Red Hood" story arc from the comics, Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke being involved, and Will Smith's Deadshot popping up as well. For now, though, most of that is a rumor.
The current thinking around town is that The Batman will arrive in theaters in the Fall of 2018, while Affleck himself has stated he's not tied down to a date. For him, nothing happens until the script and everything else is in place.
Must be nice to be a Golden Boy at Warner Bros.
What do you think of the title The Batman? Personally, I dig the hell out of it.
SOURCE: Associated Press