Kevin Smith is known for working closely with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. The director is helming an upcoming episode of The Flash and recently revealed that big things are in store for the Supergirl finale.
Now, on his latest episode of Fatman on Batman, Smith has shared another interesting little DCU nugget in confirming that Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are indeed working together on a solo Batman film for the DC Expanded Universe.
"[Ben Affleck has] been working on a solo script with Geoff Johns as well. Last conversation I had with Geoff Johns I was like are you working on it? and he said 'Yeah,'" said Smith. "I said, 'What's it like man, how do you co-write with someone?' and he's going 'We just break it up, he takes halves and I take halves and then we write, and then we switch material, and then he goes over mine and I go over his.' That sounds so f-ing fun, man."
Smith is not the first person to confirm the project. A few weeks back, WME CEO Patrick Whitesell also revealed that Affleck had written a script for the solo film.
"He's contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape. There's a script that he's written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that's out there as an option."
The project has been rumored since last July with speculation that Affleck would not only co-write the script, but also direct the feature film. Ramblings suggested that this movie would hit theaters at some point in 2018, which is interesting given that Warner Bros. added two more unknown DC films to their slate earlier this week. One film is set for release on October 5, 2018. Is it the solo Batman film? We don't know, but guess it's a pretty safe bet.
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Source: Fatman On Batman