Ben Affleck isn’t interested in the business of a Batman movie, simply the art of creating an iconic version of the character. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly the director, writer, and actor discussed his upcoming Batman movie and his desire to make a really good movie, not just a financially successful one.
“I’m still working on the script. I’m not going to write and direct anything that I don’t think is good enough to be made. I’m definitely going to make sure I have something that is special, there’s not enough money in the world to make a mediocre version of Batman worth it.”
The Batman seems on schedule to shoot in Spring, but if Affleck doesn’t think the script is strong enough then I doubt the production will meet that deadline. I’m a big fan of the idea that a script is more important than a release date. I’d happily wait a while longer for a better movie.