Ben Affleck’s Batman Set To Join The Dots Between Snyder-verse, DC Movies And Television
Every since Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been resurrected it has been a gift that keeps on giving. Be it additional photography or addition of Jered Leto’s Joker to the cast Snyder fans have been on a ride. Not only that but fans of Ben Affleck’s Batman too have a reason to rejoice as he took part in additional photography as this means the longevity of his character and its arch are at the forefront of the story. Nevertheless, Affleck’s Batman is further going to appear in the Ezra Miller’s solo Flash outing in 2022. But what’s even more interesting is the rumours about a possible HBO Max series starring Ben Affleck’s Batman.
Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie That Fans Deserve
Batfleck’s solo outing should have been The Batman movie which now stars Robert Pattinson and is helmed by Matt Reeves. Nonetheless, Affleck’s Batman deserves a character arch completion. No matter how badly Joss Wheadon’s cut of JL portrayed the character as, both fans and critics are in a consensus that Batman needs another story arch. While the four-part Zack Snyder Justice League is definitely going to explore the character to its fullest fans expect more from the Batfleck and WB.
Interestingly, The Flash 2022 director Andy Muschietti has decided to explore the emotional side of Ben Affleck’s dark and brooding Batman in his future flick. In a previous interview with Vanity Fair he revealed, “He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. They (Barry and Bruce) both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
Ben Affleck’s Batman HBO Max Series
Scooper Taylor Murphy of The Cultured Nerd had reported that Affleck is set to reprise his role in DC and that even an HBO Max series offer is on the table as well. While Affleck indeed returned to DC the latter part of the scoop is yet to be confirmed. His report said,
Our sources have now confirmed Affleck intends to continue his role as the Dark Knight, as he has signed on to appear in an undisclosed amount of films featuring his version of Batman. It remains to be seen which films these are exactly. We can also confirm part of this signing includes the proposed HBO Max project.
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The HBO Max claim is further reiterated by renowned scooper @BlackMajikMan90 on twitter. He said, “HBO Max is interested in some kind of Batfleck continuation. However, Ben Affleck has not given any sort of decision yet and has not confirmed if he is interested. The ball is in his court. It also comes down to how The Snyder Cut does for HBO Max.”
Seems like, it’s only a matter of time that the announcement will be made. There are also speculations about a Justice League Snyder Cut sequel Affleck has signed on for.
The Possibilities of A Batman Continuation Series
Given the DC Multiverse is in its full swing nothing is impossible. That Coronavirus delay has made WB’s emphasis on establishing its streaming platform HBO Max more pressing. WB is already bringing content like the new Green Lantern show, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Batman Spinoff series and more only makes Batfleck’s series a more realistic opportunity.
However, much still depends on the success of Snyder Cut. Batfleck’s HBO Max series can seamlessly tie in the Snyder-verse with DC movies via The Flash and DC/CW’s TV shows. The announcement of DC Multiverse coupled with successful execution of Crisis on Infinite Earths on TV opens up the avenues where Ben Affleck’s Batman HBO Max series can be the connecting point of the entire DC universe.
Time Will Tell!