We've seen what happens when studios rush movies to make release dates. I'd much rather wait until 2021, anniversary or not, if the movie is going to be better for the wait.What a major fail that Warner could not get a movie out in 2019, the year of Batman’s 80th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the Tim Burton film.
I think the success of Aquaman probably emboldened them to do this. They were going to do it anyway, but Aquaman debuted in Justice League, which was not well-received, and yet his standalone film has become an enormous success despite that, and that's featuring the same actor. If Reeves is able to make his version distinctive and different than what we've seen before, I doubt the Snyder films (and Suicide Squad) featuring Batman will be an issue. Of course, if this one isn't good either or feels derivative of past versions, then the audience will notice. But Reeves did a great job with his two Planet of the Apes films, and I'm curious about this because he's directing it.I think DC needs to take a break from Batman
Although I didn't like BvS, I did like Affleck in BvS. I think it was a bad movie, but it wasn't his fault.That’s too bad. Affleck was the best Batman I thought.
To be clear, this was Affleck’s decision to pass as his plate is full. Warner is not replacing him in this prequel for the reasons you listed.I totally get why they will be going with a different actor. By putting Affleck in it, it is immediately connected to two films in which he was a major presence which were not well-received critically and by most audiences.
Where have you seen reported that it was his choice to leave?To be clear, this was Affleck’s decision to pass as his plate is full. Warner is not replacing him in this prequel for the reasons you listed.
That obviously requires an actor who is willing to do it long-term, like Robert Downy, Jr. with Tony Stark. It's not impossible to find one, but might be challenging, especially given the amount of fanboy scrutiny they will face once they step into the role. Affleck didn't appear to handle it well. We'll see what happens.I’d love a great take on Batman that was ongoing rather than trilogy-based.
The Deadline ArticleWhere have you seen reported that it was his choice to leave?