"The Batman" script may be getting a rewrite. According to /Film, "the screenplay for 'The Batman' is being rewritten from the ground up," which means that any previous information we knew about the plot may now be null and void. The report indicates that it is unclear who will take over writing duties.
However, Warner Bros. has plenty of time to overhaul the script before "The Batman" enters production. As it turns out, director Matt Reeves isn't quite done working on “War For the Planet of the Apes” just yet -- and he won't be until at least the end of June. An earlier report indicates that production on "The Batman" may not even start until 2018. If that's the case, then the film likely won't hit theaters until sometime in 2019, though that is conjecture at this time.
This news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. In fact, it seems as though every week, there are new reports of behind-the-scenes turmoil, from Affleck stepping down as director, to script rewrites, and even rumors of Affleck wanting to step away from the film altogether. However, this period of time could give the production team some room to breathe and allow them to focus on creating a better film overall.
“The Batman” stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, and there’s currently no official release date. However, you can still catch Affleck suited up as the Dark Knight in “Justice League,” which hits theaters November 17.