Listen up DC fans! Forget all the rumors and whispers you've been hearing about 's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because we've got a bonafide, legitimate, in-no-way-made-up update on the script from the producer of the movie. , who worked on 's Dark Knight trilogy as well as Man of Steel, has spoken to Variety about the status of the Batman vs Superman script and where they are right now with the movie:
On ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ we started soft prep in June, and we’ll be shooting eight months later... [When Man of Steel crossed the $200M worlwide mark] we had a sketch of an idea [for Batman vs Superman], the beats of a story that David Goyer worked on with Zack.
[Right now] we have a first draft, and we’re continuing to work with it. Those scripts are never fully finished until the movie is in the theaters. We love the characters — we think that Ben (Affleck) is going to be a really great and interesting Batman.
Roven also spoke enthusiastically about the casting of Ben Affleck and what he brings to the Caped Crusader:
We wanted a guy who had a certain age and a certain gravitas to what he had done in terms of his recent work. If you take a look at ‘The Town’ and ‘Argo,’ he plays a couple of serious guys in those movies. He’s a big man. He’s also a mature man. As you see him and Henry together, one definitely has much more experience just by looking at him. That’s what we wanted, particularly juxtaposed against our Superman.
So there you have it. The first draft for Batman vs Superman is done and filming on the movie is expected to begin February. It sounds like it's all coming together nicely.
Have you come around to the idea of Batfleck or is it still a crime against all things comic book? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.