Storyboard artist Jay Oliva has revealed some details about Ben Affleck’s canceled solo Batman movie and what it might have been like before the DCEU film was scrapped when he stepped down as the star and director.
What did Jay Oliva say about Ben Affleck’s Batman movie?
While speaking with Inverse, Oliva stated that Affleck’s Batman film would have been “building off of storylines in the Batman mythos over the last 80 years,” though with a new sort of perspective.
“From my understanding, there were a couple of drafts of it,” Oliva stated. “When I was brought on, I don’t know whether it was the second draft or something, but it was what Geoff Johns and Ben [Affleck] had shown me … Ben’s story was going to cover something that had never really been covered in comics but was building off of storylines in the Batman mythos over the last 80 years and approaching it from a new kind of perspective.”
Affleck was cast as the Caped Crusader in 2013, appearing in various DC Extended Universe films, including Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. Most recently, he made his final appearance as Batman in The Flash, which the actor described as the best he’s ever done as the character.