According to a new report from the folks over at Polygon.com , there have been some major problems that have taken place with the production of the new Batman stand-alone film that has Ben Affleck attached as the main star. The first bit of shaky news that they revealed, has to do with actor, Joe Manganiello.
Apparently, he was announced to co-star in the movie as the villain, Deathstroke. However, in a more recent interview with “Pittsburgh Live Today,” he showed a lot of uncertainty when they asked him if he was still involved in the big project. They say, he just shrugged his shoulders, and said he wasn’t sure.
Next, they revealed that the big movie site, Slash Film, released a new article that claimed, the movie’s current script just got trashed after having several other changes to it! Now, they’re trying to rewrite the damn thing from scratch. They’ve also delayed the production, so that they can wait for the new director they’ve hired, Matt Reeves, to get done with post-production of the big “War for the Planet of the Apes” production he’s been working on.
As previously reported, Affleck, who originally signed on as producer, director and actor, dropped two of those responsibilities in early January 2017 to allow him more time to focus on the acting part of the film. Affleck has also said, if the script doesn’t come together the way he would like it to, then he’s just not going to do it.
To cap their article off, Polygon said the new Batman film, currently has a director with a nervous cast and no script. They’re not even scheduled to start filming this thing until 2018 due to a pushback in the schedule, so it’s highly likely that it won’t actually hit theaters until 2019 sometime, and that’s if no other problems arise. Stay tuned.