The cancelled Batman film was reportedly "f**king awesome" 4 months ago

The cancelled Batman film was reportedly "f**king awesome"

The film was apparently going to tackle "really cool Batman storylines that had never been really explored".

It isn't as if we're lacking in Batman in movies at the moment. This year's The Flash brought back Michael Keaton (and more) as the Dark Knight, and there are reportedly one or two (or maybe zero) Batmen (Batmans?) to appear in the Aquaman sequel arriving this December.


We've also got Robert Pattinson returning for The Batman Part II due in October 2025, plus we've got Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which will be more closely tied to the new Superman movie also due to arrive in 2025.

But there was actually another standalone Batman movie in the works, set to star Ben Affleck, who was also set to write and direct the movie himself. It was to be a continuation of his version of the character first introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but Affleck eventually stepped away from the project, making way for the Pattison version.

However, in a recent interview with Inverse, DC storyboard artist Jay Oliva made some revealing comments about the cancelled project. Oliva had previously worked on Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman, and was set to work on Affleck's solo Batman movie.

Oliva said: "I've worked on a lot of Batman things and what was really cool about it was, it was tying together a lot of really cool Batman storylines that had never been really explored. Ben's story was gonna cover something that had never really been covered in comics. But was building off of storylines in the Batman mythos over the last 80 years and approaching it from a new kind of perspective."


"It was very clever and there were a lot of things about it that I really loved that I wish had come to fruition. It was a really great project in the beginning. Ben had to step away for personal reasons, and I totally understood, but the time that I spent with Ben working on the project was fantastic."

"I can't really say too much other than it was fucking awesome. It was the best. It was amazing."

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