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New details emerge on what Ben Affleck's BATMAN movie would have been like
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New details emerge on what Ben Affleck's BATMAN movie would have been like

New details emerge on what Ben Affleck's BATMAN movie would have been like
Photo: © ANP

Ben Affleck's standalone Batman movie may not have materialised but new details have emerged to give fans an insight as to what it might have been like.

The Academy Award winner played Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Justice League and The Flash.

Prior to small role in The Flash, the plan was for Affleck to write and direct his own movie focusing on The Dark Knight, titled The Batman. Eventually, he would leave the project due to personal reasons as at that time he was struggling with alcoholism and in the middle of a divorce.

Jay Oliva, a storyboard artist for DC Studios, has explained some of the scope of Affleck's unproduced Batman movie.

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“I can't really say too much other than it was f***ing awesome," he told Inverse.

"It was the best. It was amazing. From my understanding, there were a couple of drafts of it. When I was brought on, I don't know whether it was the second draft or something, but it was what Geoff Johns and Ben had shown me.

"I've worked on a lot of Batman things and what was really cool about it was, it was tying together a lot of really cool Batman storylines that had never been really explored. Ben's story was gonna cover something that had never really been covered in comics but was building off of storylines in the Batman mythos over the last 80 years and approaching it from a new kind of perspective."

Oliva can't reveal too much

There is a possibility that the ideas used for the initial script penned by Affleck may be used at a later date by him or someone else, and for that reason, Oliva can't go into too much detail.

“It was very clever and there were a lot of things about it that I really loved that I wish that had come to fruition,” the storyboard artist added.

“It was a really great project in the beginning. Ben had to step away for personal reasons, and I totally understood, but the time that I spent with Ben working on the project was fantastic. Maybe someday I can spill the beans, but I still can't talk about it.”

Eventually, The Batman was produced, written by and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson. It was a critical and commercial success, with Part II set to be released in 2026.

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