Ben Affleck who has performed the roles of Batman on screen, has impressed fans with his brilliant acting. Affleck will be seen reprising his role of Batman in the upcoming DCEU movie The Flash. Along with his marvelous acting skills, Affleck is also a well-proven filmmaker and director and has directed movies like Gone Baby Gone, Argo, The Town, and many more. In recent updates, it has been revealed that James Gunn is in talks with Ben Affleck to direct an upcoming DC movie.
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Ben Affleck’s Incomplete DC Project
It is not a hidden fact that Affleck was directing a Batman movie that would involve Joseph Manganiello reprising his role of Deathstroke to play a major antagonist. The story would involve Deathstroke getting to know Batman’s true identity and blaming Batman for the death of his son. Manganiello in an interview spilled a lot on the canceled movie and talked about his character – Deathstroke.
“It was a really dark story in which Deathstroke was like a shark or a horror movie villain that was dismantling Bruce’s life from the inside out. It was this systemic thing: He killed everyone close to Bruce and destroyed his life to try and make him suffer because he felt that Bruce was responsible for something that happened to him. It was really cool, really dark, and really hard. I was very excited about it.”
Yet due to some differences, Affleck’s project was halted in between leaving the promising project incomplete. After Affleck’s departure, Matt Reeves was hired to recreate a different storyline for the upcoming Batman movie. Reeves decided to remove Deathstroke altogether from the movie and created an entirely different plot along with Peter Craig and released a movie titled The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as a new face for Batman. Many fans believed that the movie would have been much better if only the makers would have adopted the former Batman’s plot.
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Fans Demand Return of Ben Affleck as DC Director for Deathstroke Movie
After the spoiler was fed to the audience via Manganiello’s words, fans want to see Deathstroke as the main character. Previously, Joe Manganiello portrayed Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe such as Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Fans are eager to watch the character on the screen under the direction of Ben Affleck. Zack Sunder, the American filmmaker, and director who have directed movies like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and many more, has shared his excitement to see Affleck in a movie focusing Batman versus Deathstroke, which never completed.
“I love Joe, he’s great. I really would love to see those two go at it, that would be fun. Who knows? We know that Ben’s gonna be in The Flash movie, which is nice to see him. It’s trickling down, it’s nice.”
It's a crying shame that we didn't get a Batfleck vs Deathstroke movie. This could have brought in hundreds of millions of dollars. #Batman #DeathstrokeHBOMax #MakeTheBatfleckMovie #SellSnyderVerseToNetflix pic.twitter.com/Be0i7xnVOs
— Windell Pete (@Wpete89) January 12, 2023
At that point just let him do his Batman vs Deathstroke movie that he has always planned to do.#MakeTheBatfleckMovie#RestoreTheSnyderverse
— Drü 🜃 (@drewexmachina) January 14, 2023
Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke vs Ben Affleck's Batman this is the Batman movie I need. @netflix #SellZSJLtoNetflix #SellSnyderVerseToNetflix https://t.co/f8z9b4Oi6c
— The Trinity (@TheTrinityDC) January 13, 2023
We need a Batman vs Deathstroke movie at some point either in the dc universe or matt reeves Batman universe. 💯🔥
— Omari ellis (@Omariellis103) January 13, 2023
Really need a deathstroke high budget solo film
— AfricanWarlord (@kissmystrafe) January 14, 2023
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In a series of tweet revelations, James Gun mentioned being in touch with Affleck as a potential director for an upcoming DC movie. Fans however seek and demand to see Affleck’s work on Deathstroke movie. Though all fans can do is pray to bring back Affleck to save the drowning DCEU. Till then fans can be happy to see Ben Affleck once again reprising Batman in the upcoming movie The Flash, which will be released on June 16, 2023.