UPDATE: Ben Affleck has confirmed that he will no longer be directing “The Batman” but will still star in it and serve as producer.
Ben Affleck recently revealed the working title for the solo Batman movie he’s writing, directing, and starring in, and it’s called … The Batman. While some have criticized the title for being rather bland, I personally enjoy its simplicity and how to-the-point it is (it’s a heck of a lot better than the mouthful that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). At any rate, we’re at an interesting time in the hype train cycle for Affleck’s film. We know just enough about it to keep our interest peaked each time there’s a new detail revealed about it, but we can still fill in the blanks with rampant speculation, since very few concrete details are actually known, other than that Deathstroke is one of the villains. With that in mind, here are some characters, plot details, and other elements from the Batman canon that I hope Affleck’s film incorporates when it is released in 2018.
10. More Dry Bat Humor
Batman is a character who should never be featured in a lighthearted movie (unless said movie stars Adam West), but it’s also not ideal to have a Caped Crusader who is unable to crack a joke either. One thing that stands out in the limited amount of footage we’ve seen from Zack Snyder’s Justice League is Batman’s apparent dry sense of humor. Snyder and head of DC movies Geoff Johns have made no secret that they’re trying to make entries in the DCEU a bit more fun and engaging after the overt seriousness and pessimism presented by Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad turned many moviegoers off, and there’s no reason that The Batman can’t continue this trend, albeit in a way that makes sense. No one is asking for a Batman movie where the Dark Knight is as quip happy as say, The Flash, but ditching the DARKNESS, NO PARENTS vibe every now and again is not without its merits.