Director Matt Reeves took to Twitter last week to give worried fans an update on the status of The Batman that suggested that the film would begin production in spring 2019. A recent listing from Production Weekly has given us further information surrounding the film’s production.
According to the listing from Production Weekly, cameras on The Batman will indeed start to role in spring 2019 as confirmed by Reeves. The listing also states that Ben Affleck is still attached to the film as a producer, despite having stepped down from directing the film early last year. This only adds to further speculation surrounding the DC-based production as the update from Reeves did not indicate whether the director was talking to Affleck, but only that he is still attached to the film as a producer. This means that fans are still left to speculate if Affleck will indeed reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman from Justice League.
The information listed may not seem like recent news, but the report on Production Weekly was an “updated project” which can only mean that the details surrounding the film itself were recently updated in preparation for the early 2019 production date.
Former DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is also listed as a producer on the film alongside his recently established production company, Mad Ghost Productions. Johns was co-writing an original screenplay with Affleck when he was attached to direct, but this doesn’t guarantee that the screenplay will be used by Reeves or that he will have increased involvement since the listing doesn’t credit him as a writer.
Reeves is the only one on the listing with a writer credit, which debunks the rumor that War for The Planet of The Apes’ Mark Bomback was being looked at by Warner Bros. to reunite with Reeves on The Batman as a writer.
Production Weekly is often a reliable source, which has confirmed details surrounding numerous films. Production details surrounding The Flash also came from there earlier this week, which were confirmed by Deadline.
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