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Ben Affleck’s The Batman Script Is Apparently a Disaster, and Warner Bros. Still Doesn’t Care!

MOVIE NEWS – There are more and more troubling news surrounding Ben Affleck‘s upcoming The Batman. Initially, the movie appeared confirmed, but Affleck made some disturbing comments that made it seem like the superhero flick wasn’t totally happening yet. Sometimes later Joe Manganiello seems to confirm shooting dates for next year. It’s been messy. Now it seems that the script for The Batman is a total mess, and Warner Bros. doesn’t even care.

Not long ago, The Ringer published a piece called “Movies Aren’t Dead, but They’ll Never Be the Same” about the current state of the film industry. In this article, American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis revealed that some executives said that The Batman script currently has some serious issues, but that doesn’t seem to bother executives at Warner Bros.

“[They] were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that the executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’re 30 things that are wrong with it that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care. We don’t care. The amount of money we’re going to make globally, I mean 70 percent of our audience is not going to be seeing this in English. And it doesn’t matter, these things that you’re bringing up about the flaws of the script.’ So I do think global concerns play a big part in how movies, and what movies, are being made, obviously,” told Bret Easton Ellis.

While this information may be coming from an unexpected source, still, it is potentially very worrying. Even many enthusiasts of DC Expanded Universe who loved both Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad admit that there were serious story issues in both movies. It seems like that might almost be by design if Bret Easton Ellis is even halfway correct with his comments. What’s for sure: both of those flicks brought in a ton of cash at the box office despite dreadful critical response. Perhaps Hollywood fat cats are expecting the DCEU will be more akin to the Transformers franchise where people just show up no matter what ends up on the screen.

There is one key difference here: Ben Affleck has a lot of control over what is materializing with The Batman. Besides personally working on the script and vowing that the movie won’t get made until it is right, but he is also directing the film. Ben Affleck has an Oscar for screenwriting, and his last movie Argo won Best Picture. His track record kind of speaks for itself at this point. He was actually one of the best things of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was still a Zack Snyder movie. If Ben Affleck doesn’t feel like The Batman is ready, it simply won’t happen. Hollywood fat cats can’t just hire another director to push around, because Ben Affleck is also playing the Caped Crusader, so it is his movie to save or ruin at this point. Still, it is concerning to think that Warner Bros. actually may feel that way about a film so many fans are looking forward to.

Without any doubts The Batman (if that does ultimately wind up being the title of the movie) will be made at some point, but it seems like the kind of thing that Warner Bros. will want to prioritize. The actor Joe Manganiello is already cast as Deathstroke, so it’s clear that preparations are being made and if he is to be believed, the movie could be shooting as early as March of 2017, which means we could see the new Batman movie in 2018. It also seems like the movie is going to happen even if Warner Bros. thinks the script is a disaster, but hopefully, Ben Affleck can prevent another dumpster fire for the DCEU.

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