Rumor: Batman Helped Rewrite Batman V Superman Script


Batman: Dark Knight, Caped Crusader, screenwriter? Maybe not traditionally, but the current big screen Batman, Ben Affleck, has a few impressive writing credits on his resume, dating back to Good Will Hunting, making it less than a surprise to hear that he may have helped rewrite portions of the script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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How he was dressed when he did it might raise an eyebrow or two, or at least cause a smile to creep across your face. An article in Us Weekly quotes several “insider” sources suggesting that Affleck was truly excited for his first turn as Batman but wasn’t completely psyched about every part of the script.

So what did he do? Affleck would get to work rewriting the portions he found troubling.

As Batman.

"[Affleck] would go into wardrobe and get all suited up for the day in his Batman suit. Then he would sit around reworking the script. Ben wasn’t thrilled with it and would find himself on multiple occasions fixing it the day of."

That’s an awesome visual. Few people would probably argue with Affleck if he wanted to make some changes given his Hollywood track record (not counting Daredevil and some other early career work). Even less are going to argue with the Dark Knight himself.

A report like this could be a sign of friction, as was the case when similar stories came out about Ed Norton reworking parts of The Incredible Hulk. In this case, though, it feels more like an indication that Affleck simply wants to make sure his Batman debut is the best it can be, particularly since reports of a Batman solo movie, while not officially part of the Warner Bros. schedule yet, won’t go away.

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We’ll get to see the fruits of all of Affleck’s in-costume labor, including acting and this rumored writing, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25.