Ben Affleck said his upcoming “Batman” film doesn’t have a script and he might not even make the highly anticipated movie after all.
“It’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it,” Affleck told The Guardian about the standalone Batman movie he’s been expected to star in and direct since last summer.
The comments represent a left turn from comments he made in October, when he told the Associated Press, “The script is going well, I’m really excited about it.” It was during that interview that he revealed the tentative title of “The Batman.”
Also back in October, “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello seemed to confirm that production on “The Batman” will commence this later this year when Entertainment Tonight caught up with the actor at Mohegan Sun’s 20th anniversary party. When asked how he was doing, the actor said, “Great man, just getting ready to go shoot Batman in the Spring.”
Manganiello is expected to play the deadly villain Deathstroke in the film. Meanwhile, Affleck also told The Guardian that he initially took the “Batman” role for the sake of his son.
“Sam thinks his dad is Batman,” Affleck said. “That’s an incredible feeling.”
Representatives for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.