Ben Affleck has been portraying Batman since the 2016 DC film Dawn of Justice. He continued playing the Dark Knight until Zack Snyder’s Justice League and is all set to come back in the upcoming film The Flash. However, his future in the new DCU as Batman is still uncertain. Many believe that his character would have the same fate as Henry Cavill’s Superman, and James Gunn would introduce a new Batman with his upcoming DCU project, The Brave and the Bold.
Although there are possibilities that the Justice League star will not continue to be Batman in the new DCU, he is still rumored to be associated with it as a director. Affleck is reportedly in talks to direct one of the projects under James Gunn’s new DCU.
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Ben Affleck is in Talks to Direct The Brave and The Bold
It has been reported recently that James Gunn wants Ben Affleck to direct one of the DCU projects. The director shared that the Batman actor has really wanted to be a part of their “architecture team” and wants to direct one of the DCU projects. Although Gunn did not name any specific film, fans were quick to assume which project it would have been.
And a new report from Above the Line has also suggested something similar. According to the report, Affleck could direct DCU’s The Brave and The Bold. There is no doubt that the Argo star is a great director and fans are also excited about his take on the next Batman story in the DCU.
Although nothing is confirmed yet, fans have been very supportive of the idea and are curious about which DCU movie he would be working on. And they also have some expectations and suggestions for The Town star’s alleged DCU project.
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Fans Want Deathstroke And Ra’s al Ghul in The Brave And The Bold
With rumors claiming that Ben Affleck would direct The Brave And The Bold under James Gunn’s new DCU, Snyderverse fans have started sharing their expectations with the potential DCU director. Fans are now demanding the actor-filmmaker bring back Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke from the 2017 DC film Justice League.
Fans also want the Gone Baby Gone director to introduce Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada as Ra’s al Ghul alongside the new Batman in The Brave and The Bold. Considering that Ben Affleck has played the Dark Knight for years, fans believe him with the upcoming Batman project.
If Ben Affleck truly does direct Batman Brave and the Bold, the villain should be Deathstroke 🔥 pic.twitter.com/enR2F3gD8a
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) March 2, 2023
HEAR ME OUT
Hiroyuki Sanada as Ra's al Ghul pic.twitter.com/XM0G8dOdIk
— Phillip Kadek (@phillynextdoor) March 2, 2023
OMG HE IS PERFECT TO PLAY RA'S AL GHUL
— El gato del desierto 🇪🇦 (@saquenmedezoom) March 2, 2023
That would be awesome!!
— KingLuchaNYC (@KingLuchaNYC) March 2, 2023
Everyone saying Deathstroke isn’t a Batman villain is a herb. Deathstroke has interacted with Batman PLENTY in the time he has been around. Comics,Cartoons, and video games. I think he’s on the list of rogues on Batman’s list; amongst other DC Heroes & Villains.
— Shawn (@ShawnOfTheBat) March 2, 2023
Not only his connection with the character, but Affleck has also put out some of his best work as a director, in the form of Argo and The Town. Further details regarding The Brave and The Bold’s release date and cast are not available yet. Fans are expecting to learn more about the future DCU project at future comic con events.
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Source: Twitter/Above the Line