Encouraging words on the DC cinematic universe front. Ben Affleck recently took time away from filming the upcoming Justice League (opens in new tab) to give some information on his Batman solo movie - which Affleck himself will direct - and it sounds like the man knows what he wants: a detective movie.
"The world's greatest detective aspect of Batman is more present in [Justice League] than it was in [Batman v Superman], and will probably be expanded upon further in a Batman movie that I would do," Affleck said, according to i09 (opens in new tab). "I think all the great Batman stories are, at their heart, detective stories. That's why they feel like noir movies in a way. Somehow it feels like it could be The Maltese Falcon."
That certainly sounds different than the brooding, karate-chopping, Superman-punching version of Bats that we saw in (opens in new tab), so count me in. Not that I didn't like seeing ol' Bruce kick butt, but I like the Batman that lurks in the shadows and solves mysteries too. As for when we'll get to see this highly-anticipated flick, Affleck wasn't sure.
"I think [Warner Bros. have] a date for it. Although, I don't know if I would necessarily be able to make that date because I don't have a script that's ready yet. So my timetable is I'm not going to make a movie until there's a script that I think is good," Affleck said. "[It]'s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It's not just like, 'Yeah, that might be fun, let's go try this out."
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