Is Warner Bros. Poisoning The Well For Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Film?

11.05.16 1 month ago 8 Comments

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Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie is still far enough out that any discussion about the movie is still firmly in speculation. At least it should be. This didn’t stop Bret Easton Ellis or reportedly several Warner Bros. executives from discussing the film and its script. Ellis talked with The Ringer as part of their great piece on how the film industry is standing against the triumphs of “peak TV,” dropping this nugget about Warner Bros. and the upcoming Batman film:

“I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the [forthcoming] Batman movie, The Batman,” Ellis tells me. “And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that the executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’s 30 things that are wrong with it that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care. We don’t really care. The amount of money we’re going to make globally, I mean 70 percent of our audience is not going to be seeing this in English. And it doesn’t really matter, these things that you’re bringing up about the flaws of the script.’ So I do think global concerns play a big part in how movies, and what movies, are being made, obviously.”

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