The DC Cinematic Universe has had its fair share of ups and downs, with many projects being canceled or significantly altered. One such project was Ben Affleck’s Batman one-man movie, which was co-written by and set to star Affleck himself, and would have had Deathstroke as its main villain.
Marv Wolfman, the creator of Deathstroke and a comic book writer known for his work in Tomb of Dracula, Teen Titans, and Crisis on Infinite Earths, recently expressed his excitement for the canceled project on Twitter. He called for the movie to see the light of day and praised Affleck as an incredible choice for the role.
Little is known about Affleck’s The Batman, but it was set up to be part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and was connected to a post-credits scene in Justice League. But with Zack Snyder’s departure from the franchise and Affleck’s personal struggles, the project was ultimately canceled.
The DCEU officially began in 2013 with the release of Man of Steel, followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, and Justice League in 2017. While these films received mixed reviews, only Justice League was considered a flop due to expensive reshoots.
Warner Bros. has since pivoted towards less interconnected, more familiar projects, but many fans still hope for justice to be done to the beloved DC Comics characters.