Rumor: DC Extended Universe To Have A Trilogy Of Batman Films


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Den of Geek is bringing us rumors that Warner Bros. executives are fast-tracking plans for a trilogy of Batman films in the newly minted DC Extended Universe.  The site is reporting that WB executives and crew were given a screening of an almost final cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the results were high praise and unanimous acclaim, especially for Affleck’s Bruce Wayne / Batman performance.

"That screening was, we’re told, a glowing success – to the point where Zack Snyder’s movie received a “standing ovation.”"

The site further reports the rumor that WB executives see Affleck as the “definitive” Batman, and that the DC Extended Universe would revolve around him.  If this is true, Affleck could be playing the Dark Knight for the next ten years.

It was recently announced that Ben Affleck would be co-writing — with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns — starring, and directing an as-of-yet untitled Batman solo film.  The storyline is still being developed, but avid fans can catch the first introduction of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in the DC Extended Universe in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as a United States Senator, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.

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