WB has had one heck of a time trying to get their newly-rebooted DC cinematic universe off the ground. It’s no secret that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not liked by many, not to mention Suicide Squad‘s lukewarm reception as well.
Justice League (hopefully) course-corrects all of this and if not that then maybe Wonder Woman will be our last ditch effort.
The Batman was once my most-anticipated film out of the entire crop, because star Ben Affleck was set to write, produce, star and direct the film, but now he’s only going to be starring and maybe credited as a writer for one draft of the script.
Affleck rumors have been spreading like wildfire, with the general direction heading towards the negative camp, with Affleck apparently stepping down as director and to a more extreme extent, not wanting to even continue to play the role of Batman.
I’m not sure if he’s just bummed by the massive negativity surrounding this whole thing or if he’s just been having an off couple of years or what, but Affleck clearly isn’t a fan of being one of the most popular characters in the world, which is too bad.
In my honest opinion — I think Affleck is the best Batman to date and I’m incredibly sad to hear that he wants less and less to do with the character. I hope that doesn’t effect the performance, but it’s kind of hard not to.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is stepping in to fill those directorial shoes, along with a producer’s credit.
Reeves is a solid blockbuster director, but I’ve never really felt one way or another about him. He makes good films, occasionally great ones, but mostly just good ones with not much of a creative stamp on them.
I’m remaining optimistic about this entire thing, but it’s not easy.
Source : B.M.D.