The saga of The Batman continues and it's as interesting as ever. It's still completely unclear as to whether or not Ben Affleck will actually suit up as the Caped Crusader once more under the direction of Matt Reeves. It's looking more and more likely that we're going to see a different, younger actor dawning the cape and cowl. However, that doesn't mean Batfleck is totally out of the picture. According to a new production listing, Affleck will still be on board the project as a producer.
Ben Affleck is only listed as a producer on The Batman in the latest update from Production Weekly, but they also reaffirm some previous comments made by Matt Reeves, confirming that production is currently scheduled to get underway this spring. Considering that Affleck was at one point on board as writer, producer, director and star of The Batman, it actually makes a pretty decent deal of sense that he would at least retain a producer credit. To what degree he's actually going to be involved? That remains to be seen. Producers have wide-ranging responsibilities and a credit doesn't always mean they have a heavy hand in what goes into the final product.
The Batman doesn't have a release date just yet. Warner Bros. is nearing production on several projects, such as Birds of Prey, The Flash, Joker and possibly Suicide Squad 2. They aren't, however, announcing a bunch of released dates and rushing production to meet those released dates. In the wake of Justice League's disappointment, they are handling things differently and, when it comes to The Batman, they absolutely aren't going to risk doing this the wrong way.
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