– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The development of DC Films’ The Batman has been quite the annoying thing to follow. Things seemed to be going great for the months leading up to Batman v Superman. Sure, we didn’t know if the movie was any good yet, but the trailers looked amazing, and the prospect of getting a Ben Affleck-directed Batman film was enough to get any film fan excited.

However, the year that followed Batman v Superman‘s release was more than a little underwhelming. Ben Affleck slowly backed away from the project, dropping out altogether early last year. Taking his place is War For the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. But how far into the process is he?

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While we can’t speak to that, it sounds like he, at the very least, hasn’t been in touch with all of the actors just yet, as revealed by J.K. Simmons when asked by Collider if he was looking forward to a meatier part in the universe.

“Oh, yeah! Assuming that we’re gonna go forward, the way we think it will, I’m really looking forward to that. Hopefully, it will be really fun and the character will expand a little bit, particularly in the stand-alone Batman movie. There will be more to do. I guess it’s Matt Reeves now for that one, who I haven’t met. So, it will be a whole new collaborator to get together and work with, hopefully.”

Given the fluidity of DC’s schedule, it’s incredibly hard to tell when they plan on releasing the film. However, if they’re anything to be learned from their recent failures, it’s that sticking to a strict schedule before getting into the swing of things is a recipe for disappointment, and is something fans have not let them forget.

When do you hope to see The Batman hit the big screen? let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Collider

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.