One of the things that excites me about the news that Ben Affleck has already turned in a solo Batman script is that we’ve never seen an actor write his own Batman film before. While I like many of the screen interpretations of the character that have come before, the actors who wear that suit have a perspective on how that feels that no one else does. If you’re someone like Affleck who has spent time in that cowl, it has to impact how you think about the character and his relationship to the world around him. It just has to.
Overall, I am curious to see how long Affleck stays attached to the part. He’s contracted, obviously, for both of the Justice League movies and he makes a cameo (at least) in Suicide Squad later this year. The cover story of the Hollywood Reporter that was just published is an interview with his agents, and they report that “there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea.” This may be the film that he was reportedly developing with Geoff Johns, and I’d be curious to see where it falls in the overall Batman timeline.