Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is here and is being met with some pretty mixed reviews. It seems as if you really love it or despise it, mainly due to the spotty narrative. While I am yet to see the film, many have criticized Zack Snyder's ability to bring a fully fledged plot to the big screen. This has been somewhat of a concern for fans, especially for those of Batman, who is a very story-driven character.
Fortunately, it doesn't seem like Snyder will be involved with the solo Batman films, with Ben Affleck basically confirming the rumor that he will be writing and directing his own Batman movies! And he won't be alone — he will be joined by comic legend Geoff Johns!
Ben Affleck Hints That He And Geoff Johns Are Co-Writing A Solo Batman Film!
It has been rumored for a while now that Affleck was working out a deal with Warner Bros. that would allow him to have complete creative control of his solo Batman films in the future. While he hasn't 100 percent confirm this, he did majorly hint that he and legendary comic writer Geoff Johns will be penning the project together! In a DC All Access interview, Ben Affleck had this to say:
"Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy. I consider him to be the most valued resource on all-things comic book. And every time I like something in a comic I always mention, he goes, 'Oh yeah, I wrote that!' Now I just think he's bullshitting me, because he says he wrote everything. He and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it and I love him. He's the best."
This "something" is more than likely the Batman films and I think this is a step in the right direction!
Affleck And Johns Are Exactly What The DCEU Needs!
Snyder is a tremendous director and visually he is an artistic genius. However, when it comes to building a narrative and a backstory, he is lacking. Nobody understands the DC Universe like Johns, and Affleck is a true embodiment of comic book Bruce Wayne. Together I think these two could do something incredibly special.
Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale definitely took their own liberties with the character of Batman, yet created tremendous movies. Johns and Affleck could really bring the comics to life and give Batman fans exactly what we have wanted to see for years. I really hope this pans out, because it would be pretty Bat-tastic!
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(Source: DC All Access)