Who's Got Two Thumbs & Is Batman? Not Ben Affleck
Do you miss the days when our biggest issue with Batman was Batsuit nipples or a gravelly voice? You very well may, after reading this. Or not.
Shortly after the dumpster fire that was Justice League hit theaters, rumors swirled The Batman would not star Ben Affleck, only to have Affleck himself kind of shoot them down during the Justice League panel at last year's SDCC. Well, if a report from Deadline is true, we will indeed see someone else suit up as the Dark Knight in director Matt Reeves' The Batman. Yeah, this shit again.
While the report's focus is on Geoff Johns' decision to step down as DC Entertainment's Chief Content Officer, it does offhandedly mention the pretty big news that we will indeed see someone else suit up as the Dark Knight in director Matt Reeves' The Batman. Not only that, but apparently The Batman will take place in the "Standalone" Universe alongside the likes of the forthcoming Joker origin movie movie being produced by Martin Scorsese, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
As utterly enticing of a concept the "Standalone" Universe is, I'm not sure the film taking place in it actually counts as a reboot of the character. Unless, they mean that Reeves' The Batman will feature the FIRST person following Affleck to play the Caped Crusader, meaning there will also be a reboot of the character in the "Prime" Universe.
Honestly, I'm more than pleased with this news and really, we all should be. If Warner Bros. is determined to fix things in the "Prime" Universe, starting with the Dark Knight is a solid choice. Most of the Justice League is doing fine (Superman), should be good (Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg) or are great (Wonder Woman), so sorting out the mess of Bruce Wayne is almost the only option by default.
You have to Bat-Walk before you Bat-Run.