It was revealed by Ben Affleck today, while doing press for his upcoming movie The Accountant, that he had already come up with a title for his Batman movie. The tentative title will be, wait for it, ‘The Batman‘. Rumors have been circling surrounding the title of the film, with many of the rumors pointing to the title being ‘The Batman’. However, fans should be wary because the title is still tentative, according to Ben Affleck:
“The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
via Associated Press
Title changes are nothing new in Hollywood but, personally, I would like for the title to remain ‘The Batman’ because of the simplicity surrounding it. In comparison to this past spring’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, a shorter title is very refreshing and serves the purpose of not giving too much away in terms of what the film’s plot is about. With ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, we knew that the majority of the film would most likely focus on Batman and Superman butting heads. ‘The Batman’ has a semblance of mystery about it, which is fitting since Ben Affleck’s Batman is still somewhat of a mystery to us.
We do know that Ben Affleck wants to explore the detective component of the Bruce Wayne/Batman character, which should give us an idea as to what direction the film may take. However, the title certainly doesn’t reflect that change in character. If anything, the simple ‘The Batman’ title serves as a way to differentiate between Affleck’s Batman and past incarnations. For now, though, it’s just pure speculation on my part.
The script is still a work in progress. There has yet to be any information released yet concerning when Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ will be released in theaters. We will keep you updated when we do find out that information.
Check out the revealing short clip below via ScreenRant. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.