So if you like superhero movies, it looks like you can start penciling in 2019 for your next Batman-only flick.
In addition to a slew of movies revolving around DC heroes, Warner Bros. is rumoured to be eying a date TBD in 2019 for a solo Bat flick starring Ben Affleck.
The news was first reported by Latino Review and the film apparently also has a working title – The Batman.
DC is lagging Marvel (which reportedly has its comic book movie slate booked until 2028), so there are rumblings that WB are planning to ramp up its superhero films following Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which opens May 6, 2016.
That will be followed by Justice League in 2017 and then a standalone Superman film in 2018. There is also talk of a Wonder Woman feature, possibly in 2018.
Jason Momoa, who was recently announced as Aquaman in Dawn Of Justice, could also be in line for a solo film.
According to Latino Review, the reason we might have to wait a few years for The Batman is Affleck’s desire to direct the big screen adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night, which is due out October 17, 2016.
There’s no word on whether Affleck will direct the film, but interestingly, he’ll be nearly 50 when it comes out, so it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing an older, more grizzled Dark Knight in the new DC cinematic universe.