It seems work on The Batman solo film is finally progressing forward as writer and director Matt Reeves has already handed over the first draft of the film’s script to the Warner Bros. executives.
The Wrap’s reporter Umberto Gonzalez confirmed the news through a tweet via his official Twitter handle.
“The first draft of the script finally went into the studio!,” Gonzalez noted in reply to a DCEU fan who asked him for an update on The Batman film’s status.
Now that the script is finally done, fans can expect some casting news coming their way soon. Notably, Reeves has previously said that he is hoping to start shooting The Batman in “the spring or early summer” of 2019.
With reports of Ben Affleck no longer reprising the title role in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film pouring in, recasting talks for the DC superhero have already gained traction. It was rumored that Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harrington, has replaced Affleck under the cape and cowl for the upcoming Batman movie. To confirm the reports, EW’s James Hibberd contacted Harrington’s representative and asked him if the actor is up for the role. Unfortunately, the rumor turned out to be false.
The former Mad Men star Jon Hamm has reportedly shown his interest in playing Batman. During a recent interview with Graham Bensinger, while promoting his series In Depth, Hamm said he has always been a comic book fan and would definitely like to play the Caped Crusader, as long as the script is good.
“It depends on the script, what the story is,” Hamm said. “I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I’ve read comic books since I was 9 or younger. And I’m pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they’re done well.”
The Mad Men actor said that he is aware that his fans believe he would make a great Bruce Wayne/Batman, but, he has never been offered anything of this sort.
“I have had rumors about that since probably season one of Mad Men,” he said. “I have never had a conversation with anybody about it, literally. And I’ve sat in the room with all these guys. I have never been offered anything. I think the internet wants what it wants. But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the internet.”
The Batman does not have a release date attached yet.
The first draft of the script finally went into the studio! https://t.co/QT2WHb9g5Y
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) September 14, 2018
Source: Umberto Gonzalez
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