A clip of the actor looking sad when forced to listen to some dire critical reactions quickly went viral last week, but Batfleck is determined to turn things around and prove that his Caped Crusader is king.
Affleck’s Batman script is apparently “really cool”, according to Patrick Whitesell, CEO of his talent agency William Morris Endeavor.
“He’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two so at least three times wearing the cape,” Whitesell told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea so that’s out there as an option.”
There has been no confirmation from Warner Bros that the studio actually plans on making Affleck’s film, but given his Oscar-winning screenwriting skills on Good Will Hunting in 1998, it seems a surefire bet that they will.
News of a possible Batman spin-off first emerged at San Diego Comic-Con last year, when it was reported that Affleck was developing a stand-alone movie with DC’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
Batfleck is also set to make an appearance in DC’s much-hyped supervillain film Suicide Squad, due in UK cinemas on 5 August 2016.
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