We have all seen Ben Affleck’s gritty portrayal of Batman in Batman v Superman and heard the news of Deathstroke being the primary villain for his solo movie. But we did not have a concrete idea of when the film will be released… until now.
At a recent investors conference, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes confirmed that the Affleck-led solo Batman film will at least begin production in “a year and a half out”.
“Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for. I think it’s a year and a half out.”
While it is encouraging to have a projected timetable for the new Batman-only flick, Bewkes’ quote is still a vague, non-official statement. Bewkes did not clarify whether the film will be completed and released in March 2018 or if simply production will begin.
Interestingly, there is evidence that points to it being the latter. Warner Bros. has claimed the November 1, 2019 spot for an untitled DC movie. When applied to the March 2018 shooting start date hypothesis, that would put the hypothetical production on the Batman movie at 20 months. That is a long stretch for a film, but not completely unheard of. It took Batman v Superman over 20 months between the beginning of filming in May 2014 to its release in March 2016. With that in mind, it sounds likely that March 2018 is when shooting begins and November 2019 is when the movie potentially opens.
Keep your eyes peeled at Dark Knight News for more information as it is revealed. In the meantime, until we get a big-screen Deathstroke versus Batman battle, we will be satisfied watching this:
That is mesmerizing.