The Hollywood shutdown of the Christmas/New Year period means that there’s a dearth of film news about. These slim pickings lead movie sites to gravitate towards anything to score hits. They write it up, slap on a clickbait headline line and wham: you have some ‘news’.
Ben Affleck has been talking-up his latest directorial effort, Live By Night with The Guardian (it’s a great interview) and talk surely enough turned to his solo Batman flick. Affleck gave a brief response:
“That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
There’s nothing new here that Affleck hasn’t said before – and yet it’s making news with a slew of ‘Ben Affleck Might Not Direct Batman’ stories. Why? It’s obvious he doesn’t want to talk about the in-development movie and he’s being coy about sharing news – news which would likely be taken out of context. He’s developing the script and it appears he’ll shoot on the Spring – but I’m guessing that he doesn’t want the Live By Night press side-tracked by Batman talk. That’s fair enough.
I have no doubt that Ben Affleck will make a Batman film (one that will likely shoot in 2017). I just get very tired of reading articles jumping on every little piece of so-called news. You won’t get that on Movies In Focus.
Source: The Guardian