The solo Batman movie has been hit with delay after delay, evolving quite a bit since the original version of the film that Ben Affleck would've helmed. According to a new rumor reported by Heroic Hollywood, Matt Reeves is still lined up to direct the Batman movie, but it won't go into production until sometime in 2019. Depending on when in 2019 the film would enter production, this would seemingly suggest a 2020 or 2021 release window. This delay actually makes a certain degree of sense, as Reeves recently inked a deal to produce Life Sentence for Netflix, which would make his Batman movie challenging to turn around quickly.
One interesting thing to note about the solo Batman movie presumably debuting after Flashpoint is that it doesn't inherently guarantee that Ben Affleck will appear in Reeves' film. As many DC fans already know, Flashpoint is a time travel story, and its importance to the Batman mythos could potentially open up room for Ben Affleck to leave the role and make room for another actor to enter the equation. Some rumors have posited that Matt Reeves is looking to replace Affleck with actors like Nightcrawler actor Jake Gyllenhaal or Baby Driver's Jon Hamm, but as of right now, no major decisions have been made public.
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