CinemaCon 2016: Studio chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirms longstanding rumors about the Oscar-winning filmmaker
After crediting the directors of other upcoming DC Comics movies, Zack Snyder (“The Justice League”) and Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”), Tsujihara said, “I’m also excited we’ll be working with filmmakers like Ben Affleck in a standalone ‘Batman.'”
The studio boss appeared to confirm reports that had been swirling for weeks, particularly since the phenomenal success of the Oscar winner’s turn as the Caped Crusader in last month’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Tsujihara offered no other details about the project, like where it might fall into an already crowded slate of DC Comics-based movies.
Affleck and “Batman v Superman” co-star Amy Adams soon took the stage at Caesars Palace to share what we can expect from the studio’s upcoming DC Comics canon, including an extended preview of this summer’s supervillain mash-up “Suicide Squad.”
The actor won high praise for his first outing as Bruce Wayne and his dark alter ego in Snyder’s “Batman v Superman,” which has earned nearly $300 million in its first three weeks at the domestic box office.
Affleck is set to reprise his role as Batman in “Suicide Squad” and in Snyder’s two-part “The Justice League.”