At the Warner Bros. panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, CEO Kevin Tsujihara first took the stage to give a general rundown of upcoming movies from the studio. After saying they have “at least 10” DC Comics movies coming in the next five years., Tsujihara finally gave studio confirmation to a long-rumored product.
“We’re working with Ben Affleck on a standalone Batman movie,” the CEO announced.
This is the first confirmation from a Warner Bros. executive that the movie exists, though there have been little quotes and hints here and there about the film. The rumors that Affleck would be writing and starring in a Batman film, possibly directing as well, have been going almost since he was cast in the role. More recently, it was said that he and Geoff Johns, CCO of DC Entertainment, were working on the script together.
That rumor was backed up by a talent agency CEO who said “there’s a script [Affleck]’s written that’s a really cool [Batman] idea.” Affleck himself said that “Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy. He and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it, and I love him, he’s the best.”
No news yet of its release, of course but Warner Bros. and DC still has their comic book film adaptations lined-up for us.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in cinemas. Suicide Squad will arrive on August 4, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2017; Justice League Part One on November 2017; The Flash on March 2018; Aquaman on July 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 2018; Shazam on April 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 2019; an untitled DC film on November 2019; Cyborg on April 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on June 2020.