– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Things may be looking up for The Batman movie, a film that’s had a lot of question marks surrounding ever since Ben Affleck stepped down as director. In the time since then, it’s become more and more apparent that he’d be stepping back from the role of the Caped Crusader, but it made fans all the more interested in what we could expect going forward.

According to a recent Production Weekly listing (via PursueNews), the film is set to begin production in spring of next year, 2019. That’s right, not late next year, but spring of next year. This is several months sooner than I thought it would be, and I even thought a 2020 production date would be possible, given how trepidatious Warner Bros. has been lately.

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But that wasn’t all. Ben Affleck was listed as a producer on the movie. Not executive producer, but full-on producer, which is, frankly surprising. While it doesn’t state whether or not he will be back as Bruce Wayne, it sounds like he’s very much involved with how things will be handled in the story going forward — so he’s not going to just run off in the opposite direction as we all initially thought.

Of course, plans change, and this can all be different tomorrow, but as it stands, it looks like progress is being made, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a sizable update on the movie before the year ends.

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SOURCE: Production Weekly (via Pursue News)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.