Ben Affleck, DC Comic’s latest Caped Crusader, revealed the title of his upcoming Batman movie title.
“I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’ … at least that’s what we are going with now,” Affleck told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “I might change it, I think that’s about it right now, that’s all I got,” he said.
Affleck is set to direct and star in the film, slated for 2016, in addition to co-writing the screenplay.
“We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it and I assure you that when there’s anything that develops you’ll hear about it,” Affleck said.
With over $330 million at the domestic box office, the film has the highest domestic gross of any film Affleck has appeared in, topping “Armageddon” ($201 million) and “Pearl Harbor” ($198 million). Its closest competition is “Suicide Squad” ($321 million) which includes a cameo from the actor. He says audiences may not have taken to the film because of it’s overall tone.
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“It was not judged not necessarily on its execution so much as on its tone,” he said. People seem to want to have a lighter tone to the movie. I thought that was interesting because [tone is] subjective.”