The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down for a dual interview with both Co-CEO’s of William Morris Endeavor; Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell. The talent agency which currently represents Ben Affleck through the stars present and future interests in the DC cinematic franchise of films as they relate to one of its most iconic heroes of all time, Batman.
When asked how long Affleck would be playing Gotham’s Dark Knight, Whitesell had this to say, “Well, he’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape. And there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”
So at the very least, fans of Affleck’s Batman can look forward to the star in at least two more Justice League films in 2017 and 2019 respectfully, as well as Affleck’s Batman making an appearance in the upcoming August 5, 2016 release of The Suicide Squad.
As to a future Batman feature film starring Ben Affleck, DC Entertainment’s CCO Geoff Johns has for quite some time neither confirmed nor denied the persistent rumors of Affleck’s involvement in any future Bat-film. But there does seem to be a natural flow to this story as it is well known that Affleck reworked Batman vs Superman during the filming of the film and even while he was reportedly in full Bat-costume.
Even with the recent and negative buzz as to the success of Batman vs Superman seeming to be mixed, one thing is certain; the profitable box office take for all global sales of this latest DC Super Hero film may very well win out in the end in Affleck’s Bat-favor.