Affleck's "Batman" Film Will Be Original Story That "Borrows" From Comics

We now know that Ben Affleck will be co-writing, directing and starring in a new solo Batman film as part of Warner Bros. new shared DC cinematic universe. Back when he was promoting "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Affleck shared the approach he would take if he were tasked with bringing another one of the Caped Crusader's adventures to the big screen.

While speaking with Cines Argentinos, Affleck said he'd interact with the source material in a similar way that director Zack Snyder did for "Batman v Superman."

"I think what I would do, what I probably would do, is in some ways what Zack [Snyder] did with this movie, which is to borrow certain things from the great comic books, but create an original story around it because I wouldn't want the fans to already know the story and be familiar, but I would borrow, steal, great things that have been done before in the comics," said Affleck.

Further details about Affleck's "Batman," which he is developing with DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, have yet to be revealed and a release date for the film has not been set. Batman will next appear onscreen in "Suicide Squad," opening August 5.

(via Cosmic Book News)

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