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Ben Affleck’s Batman movie may have plenty of villains

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Batman V Superman may have failed to propel the DC Comics Murderverse into the billion dollar mark, but the blame for that underwhelming performance certainly won’t be thrown at Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the tortured dark knight. A massive departure from the role that Christian Bale dominated over a trilogy of movies, Affleck was a force of nature straight out of the comic books, with Warner Bros. wanting to lock the Volkswagen aficionado up for a solo Batman movie.

And that is happening officially, after Affleck clears his schedule of other projects and a small arthouse film called Justice League. Affleck turned in a script alongside Geoff Johns for the new take on Batman. So what’s it all about then? Who’s the primary villain this time after Ra’s Al Ghul, the Joker and Bane all took a crack at the dark knight?

Apparently, there’ll be a lot of villains gunning for the caped crusader.

According to Birth.Movies.Death, Affleck and Johns want to bring in “many, if not most, members of Batman’s rogue’s gallery” to menace Batfleck so that the “definitive Batman film” can be made to finally replace Tim Burton’s 1989 masterpiece. Or next year’s The LEGO Batman movie. Probably. What this probably means is that while there will be a primary villain to focus on, expect a lot of quick cameos.

With Batman villains Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and of  course The Joker (Jared Leto) popping up in the Suicide Squad later this year, the possibility is there. Taking a quick trip to the ol’ Arkham Asylum, is easy enough these days anyway. That place is just about open to all manner of cameos.

There’s no set date on the Batfleck film yet, but DC and Warner Bros. will most likely want to fast-track development after Batman V Superman only managed to make under just over $862 million at the box office. Terrible, terrible stuff for a company that considers making enough money to buy Panama to be a disappointment. Although I’m hopeful that a proper Batfleck movie will do gangbusters at the box office if it isn’t a nonsense romp with a plot that makes zero sense whatsoever outside of the upcoming extended cut.

Last Updated: May 3, 2016

21 Comments

  1. I wonder how a certain someone feels about MOAR BatFleck

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 11:11

      dat chin doe

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 3, 2016 at 11:14

        xD

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 3, 2016 at 11:14

        DCD

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 3, 2016 at 11:06

    Batfleck was da bomb in dat bomb yo!

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  3. ElimiNathan

    May 3, 2016 at 11:06

    Gna be epic I watch Batman vs Superman last night, such an epic movie duno what everyone was moaning about

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 3, 2016 at 11:09

      Yeah me too – that whole final battle was fantastic.

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    • For the Emperor!

      May 3, 2016 at 11:11

      Not nearly as bad as it is made out to be. It had its epic moments, but my issue was the pacing and that it felt like there were complete parts cut out that made me feel a bit lost. And Alexander Luthor didn’t work for me. Hearing that they cut down from +- 4 and a half hours to the screened movie made sense. But really loved BatFleck and those fight scenes were amazing! Will definitely pre-order the DVD/BluRay release.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 3, 2016 at 11:12

        I found Lex annoying too.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 3, 2016 at 11:13

          I found Lois Lane annoying. They used her to move the plot along as it suited them.

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          • For the Emperor!

            May 3, 2016 at 11:17

            True that. She was only a plot piece…especially in the bath tub :p

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 3, 2016 at 11:20

            XD

        • For the Emperor!

          May 3, 2016 at 11:17

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 3, 2016 at 11:20

            Yes!

          • Kervyn Cloete

            May 3, 2016 at 11:32

            That’s still the best Lex Luthor ever. Clancy Brown’s voice is how I hear Lex when reading comics.

  4. For the Emperor!

    May 3, 2016 at 11:20

    As long as BatFleck is the main character in his own movie and not so overshadowed by the villains as some other movies, it will be fine 🙂

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 3, 2016 at 11:22

      Careful, that’s a Thor spot. 😉

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 11:23

      Might be a problem yeah.

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  5. Original Heretic

    May 3, 2016 at 11:28

    Volkswagen aficionado?!? HA!! Though I do think that after BvS, Ben was in the rather uncomfortable place.

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  6. miaau

    May 3, 2016 at 12:18

    Throwing more villains into a movie does not seem like a good, focused move.

    Batman has 1 villain, therefore Batman 2 needs 2 and so on? Even if only cameos, this does not sound like a good choice. So the writer(s) have to factor this in, not organically as part of the plot.

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  7. Avithar

    May 3, 2016 at 15:01

    Can we Christian Bale back please…

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