Ben Affleck Confirms ‘The Batman’ To Shoot in 2017

Actor/director Ben Affleck has been coy as of late on details surrounding his upcoming DC extended universe film, The Batman. Despite teasing the appearance of the DC Comics villain Deathstroke played by Joe Manganiello (True Blood) earlier this year, Affleck has recently stated that a screenplay for The Batman is currently being worked on, implying that filming would begin after that is all squared away [link].

Affleck has now quickly changed his tune, confirming that The Batman will begin filming in the Spring of 2017. While he continues to state that the script, written by him and Geoff Johns, has yet to be completed, the film’s production is “on the right track” and “everything is coming together.”

Currently, Warner Bros. has not set a theatrical release date for The Batman, and the company is also now reportedly committing to a Deadshot solo film starring Will Smith and a Gotham City Sirens film directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. 2017 will see the release of director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in June and Zack Snyder’s Justice League in November.

Ben Affleck is currently promoting his latest directorial effort Live by Night, a prohibition era gangster film starring him, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, and Scott Eastwood, which releases in theaters this December 25. We’ll keep you posted on more Batman updates as news continues to come through. In the meantime feel free to let us know what you hope to see from this latest incarnation of the Dark Knight in the comments.