Ben Affleck insists he's still working on The Batman
This is why the real Batman doesn't tell people what he's up to.
Ben Affleck has been sending a lot of mixed signals about the upcoming Batman flick he's supposed to be writing and directing, and he's a little (a lot) frustrated about all the pressure from fans and the media. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and provided the obligatory update.
"I'm gonna direct the next Batman," Affleck said. "We're working on it."
But he couldn't help but point out how different the process is when all the world is waiting. "With Live by Night, it took me a year and a half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard, and nobody gave a s***… [Now] I keep on getting, 'Where's the f***ing Batman?' and I'm like, 'I'm working! Can you give me a second?"
Of course, Affleck brought some of this on himself. He's been awfully vague while discussing the film, once even saying that "there is no Batman movie happening." Last month, after a Warner Bros. representative said the flick (via Deadline) could be released in 2018, Affleck told The Guardian that "it's not a set thing and there's no script," adding that he only planned to direct it if the script was good.
But now it sounds like he's definitely on board, which is what we've basically thought all along. The only thing we know for sure about the movie is that True Blood's Joe Manganiello will play the villainous Deathstroke.
But long before we see The Batman (that's just a working title), Affleck will again wear the cape in Justice League on Nov. 17. It's one of the movies that will blow everyone away this year.