Someone, quick, shut off the bat signal. Please? I am what I thought to be an unwavering Batman fan but Ben Affleck’s Dawn of Justice outing was a moody, brooding, flat, generic take on Batman that took all the fun out of the series for me. So to some the following news may be good, but, just being honest, to me it isn’t. It is a kick to my batdick.
Ben Affleck will be, indeed, returning to the cowl in a solo movie called (wait for the freakish originality of this ya’ll) THE BATMAN! When talking to the Associated Press about his new not Batman movie he couldn’t help but bring up the new flick, saying:
“The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
So there you have it. The most generic title and flat explanation with as few details as possible. Life hates us and Batman enough to let Ben Affleck continue his run as the sullen crusader with no personality in the least original Batman title movie ever. The Batman sounds like what old people would call Batman, which is actually fitting seeing as to how Ben Affleck is going to be 45 or 46 by the time we get this film. Early writers rumor is he wants it to take place in Arkham Asylum and feature him fighting most of the Batman’s rogue gallery of enemies. Sounds like it could be cool, but knowing DC’s cinematic universe lately, that is NOT what we will get as a final product.
We will just get some emo superhero crying in the rain about his dead parents again, with some bad guys in makeup thrown in to balance it all out. Sorry, I am still bitter about Dawn of FuckThis.
(H/T to ScreenRant)