Ben Affleck is known in the dc universe for his role as Batman. The iconic actor put himself in the shoes of The Dark Knight in 2016 to star in the film Batman vs. Superman (2016), but at that time Warner had huge plans for the character.
The income of Ben Affleck to the DC world was given under the darker and more mature direction of Zack Snyder. Although it did not have great critics, it yielded at the box office (250 million budget and 872 million collection) and the success began to see new paths.
After that first appearance Batman In the universe of Henry Cavill’s Superman, then Justice League (2017) arrived, a film that had many problems in its production due to the relationship between Warner and Zack Snyder.
The final product, together with strong changes in direction with the takeover of Joss Whedon, made the film fail in its story and plot, transforming it into a confusing and somewhat far-fetched film. Thus, this universe began to fall and years later comes the restart that we are experiencing today.
In these days it became known that, at that time, Ben Affleck and Warner had plans to continue producing. The interpreter had everything ready to write, star in and direct a solo film of the hero, which would be broadcast after Justice League.
However, that idea was cut short with the aforementioned and the actor abandoned that title, which was archived forever. An artist who came to work on the project was able to shed some light, and he gave his opinion on that feature film that never came to fruition.
Jay Oliva, an illustrator who did the storyboards for the movies Wonder Woman, Superman: Man of Steel, and Justice League, said in an interview with the Inverse portal that the film Ben Affleck about Batman “he was the best. I can only say that it was total glory”.
“It was amazing. As I understand it, there were a couple of drafts of the script. When they called me up, I don’t know if they were going for the third rewrite. That’s what screenwriter Geoff Johns and Ben showed me. I worked on a lot of Batman stuff, and what was really cool about this project is that it tied together a lot of great Batman storylines that had never been explored before.”he added.
He then gave more details. “The story was going to deal with something that had never been dealt with in the comics, and that built on various aspects of Batman over its eighty-year history, but from a new perspective”.
And he praised Ben Affleck when making the story. “The script was very smart and had a lot of elements that I would have loved to see progressed. In its first steps, it was a great project. But Ben had to step aside for personal reasons, I totally understand that. The time I spent working with him was fantastic. Maybe one day he will be able to tell everything I know, but right now I can’t.”he pointed.