Ever since Ben Affleck had joined the DC Extended Universe as Batman, fans have been eager to see him star in a standalone film. Ironically enough, on the heels of the release of Justice League, it seems all but inevitable that Affleck is on his way out the door as the Caped Crusader. However, that isn’t stopping Warner Bros. from creating a new standalone film.
The man who’s hard at work on the film is War For the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, who took the helm from Ben Affleck when the director-actor was unable to pin down the story into something he wanted to tell. However, since Reeves signed on, there have been no real updates on his progress.
However, in a recent interview on The Q&A Podcast With Jeff Goldsmith, the filmmaker gave us a quick update on the film:
“I am outlining, I have the story worked out and I am outlining.”
It ain’t the meatiest update, but it’s definitely something. At the very least, it gives us an idea of how far along it is, and it seems clear that we will likely not get any extra updates until late this year, if at all.
At this stage, Warners knows that they need to get the stories for these films right, and as such, they’ll give Reeves all the time he needs to develop something worth making. With that in mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got a summer 2020 release, or perhaps something a bit later. that should give Reeves ample time to write the script and jump into production.
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