It was earlier reported that a private, early screening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was met with glowingly positive buzz and even received a standing ovation. Now, it is rumored that Warner Bros. was so impressed with the film and its overwhelmingly positive reaction, that they are green-lighting an all new, Ben Affleck led Batman trilogy.
The rumor is actually extremely plausible for a few reasons. Firstly, it was also recently announced that Affleck's next two directorial efforts, Live By Night and The Account, are each being delayed by a year respectively. This news was shortly followed by reports of a successful private screening. When taking into account that Affleck is playing part in the upcoming, highly anticipated Suicide Squad film, it would appear that Warner Bros. has great confidence in Ben Affleck's portrayal of the caped crusader.
This statement came from an inside source, as reported by Den of Geek. Between Affeck's appearance, in Suicide Squad, as well as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with word of a stand alone film - this statement could potentially turn out to be true.
Whether or not Ben Affleck directs the Batman trilogy, as well as stars in it, will remain to be seen - assuming the trilogy comes to fruition of course. It was already rumored, during the week of comic-con that Ben Affleck would be writing and directing a stand alone Batman film, but fans have yet to receive any confirmation from Warner Bros. about such news. It is possible that Warner Bros. is withholding such news until they had a deal inked with Affleck for an entire trilogy, or perhaps, they are just playing it close to the chest and waiting to gauge the success of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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