Thus far, the road for the upcoming solo Batman film, The Batman, hasn’t been an easy one. From Ben Affleck taking on triple duties of writing, directing and starring in the film, to him reducing his involvement to simply portraying the Caped Crusader, the film has had its share of ups and downs. Director of the last two Planet of the Apes films, Matt Reeves, has since come aboard to write and direct The Batman. While I have no issues with Reeves coming on, I was a bit disappointed as I have always thought that while Affleck is a good enough actor, his real talents lie behind the camera. The duties of handling the writing, directing and starring for The Batman proved to be too large a burden for Affleck, but one has to wonder what the Oscar winner’s Batman script was like.
A tweet from TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzalez (a tweet that was liked by Joe Manganiello, who may or may not still be playing Deathstroke in the film) says Affleck’s script was inspired by a David Fincher classic, The Game. This is intriguing as The Game is a mystery/conspiracy film, and I would like to have seen this play out. This could have really brought out the detective side of Batman, and that is something that hasn’t been heavily shown on screen. While Reeves has said he wants to showcase the detective skills of the Dark Knight in The Batman, there is really no way to tell at the moment how much, if any of Affleck’s script was kept by Reeves.
For me, I can log this one under the script that got away, at least for the time being. It is likely that over time more details of Affleck’s script will emerge and we’ll get a better idea or where he was headed, and how much was changed once Reeves came on the project.
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Source: Screen Rant