We all know Ben Affleck "left" the director's chair for "The Batman," but, now, we can also report that the entire screenplay has been scrapped. Will Affleck still accept to play the Caped Crusader when all is said and done? The film has a 2019 release date.
Details have emerged about Affleck's script which included more than a few classic Batman villains:
"The story for The Batman originally included the assassin Deathstroke as a main villain, with Joe Manganiello cast in the role, as well as a few other likely villainous appearances by characters including the Joker, according to sources familiar with the project. Jared Leto, who portrayed the Joker in Suicide Squad, has for months expressed his displeasure about the removal of substantial portions of his performance from the final cut of the film, raising questions about whether he would return to the role in future movies. He seems to have softened his stance lately and appears interested in a possible return, but whether he will ultimately be part of The Batman or Gotham City Sirens remains to be seen."