The Script for Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Movie Reportedly Isn’t Very Good

Ben Affleck Reveals the Title for His Stand-Alone Batman Movie
Ben Affleck has a new adventure in the works for the Dark Knight.

It seems, The Batman, the standalone movie being directed by Ben Affleck,is already in trouble.

Even though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tanked, many critics praised Affleck for his take on the Caped Crusader, and when the actor/director signed on to make his own movie about Batman, he promised it would deliver.

According to The Ringer, however, Affleck’s script has “serious problems.” The site published an essay on the film industry in Hollywood, in which they spoke with author Bret Easton Ellis, who had some insider-y knowledge about The 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 told The Ringer. “And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script… 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’”

The executives apparently said they didn’t “care” if the script wasn’t good because they were going to sell the hell out of it overseas and “70 percent of our audience is not going to be seeing this in English.”

At a recent set visit for Justice League, even Affleck told ComicBook.com he wasn’t satisfied with the script. “We’re still working on it and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, which I would have the highest of standards I would say,” he said. “It’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not like, ‘Yeah, this might be fun. Let’s go bang this out.’”

Look, despite what the studio execs say, if the script sucks, Affleck and others will fix it. He is known for quality work when his name is attached as a director, so don’t worry. Plus, there’s plenty of time. The Batman solo feature isn’t expected before 2018.

In the meantime, enjoy this trailer for The Lego Batman Movie!