'The Batman' Getting a Script Rewriteby HaydnSpurrell
Warner Bros. is having a difficult time reigning in its Batman solo film, and it's certainly had plenty of drama around it. That culminated in Ben Affleck's departure from the director's chair, but the latest report points further, and it looks like the script is getting a page one rewrite.
Forbes reports the following: How extensive the process will be — I’m hearing anything from “major rewrites” to “a completely new script,” including starting from scratch on the story if that’s what it takes — is unclear, not just to us but probably to those involved as well, since the new filmmaker might look at the story and script and decide there’s plenty to salvage that appeals to them. Once the director is in place, more will become clear, but for now Warner Bros. is suffering far more negative perceptions than they need to, simply because of the attempt to slow and control the spread of information.
Batman at this point has had so many interpretations, but the big screen seems more limited than the comics. That is particularly due to the fact that the world that has been crafted seems to mildly reflect the same dark and grimy interiors of Christopher Nolan's films.
Forbes' report believes that 2019 is a likely release year, unless Warner Bros. crashes and burns with the project.