There's been so much controversy surrounding The Batman this year. For the first few weeks of 2017, DC star Ben Affleck constantly assured the media and fans that he would definitely be directing The Batman and that it would be great. Then, right before January comes to an end, Affleck decides to call it quits as the film's director, saying that he'd rather focus on his role as The Dark Knight.
Though Warner Bros. finally has Matt Reeves to take over the reins for the film (despite initial issues with the negotiations), there hasn't been a lot of news on the direction Warner Bros. would take for the film.
Thankfully, Joe Manganiello, who is set to play the role of classic villain Deathstroke in the movie, is offering fans an update on The Batman.
Speaking in an interview with Robert Irvine Magazine, this is what the Hollywood star had to say:
"Last year, I said May and that was my understanding. It depends. They have big plans for this movie. Whether or not we start exactly on that date or in June, whatever it is, it doesn't matter. Here's the thing: The creative process needs to be respected and no one involved in this film wants to make anything less than an unbelievable film, a legendary film. The movie will start shooting whenever those pieces are in place and we know this is gonna be something that we're proud of. What we're not gonna do is be backed into a start date, scrambling to get something off the ground just to get it off the ground. Everyone involved wants to make this the best film possible, so that's really what it's about. It's funny how the media likes to run with, ‘Oh there's trouble!' ‘Oh, the script needs to be revised!' They're drama queens. There's a creative process, and everyone on the cast and crew wants to make this the best movie possible. So that's what we're gonna do. When we start shooting it, we'll start shooting it. It will be soon, I can say that. Here's the thing: No one wants to create that superhero movie that's polarizing to fans and critics. Rest assured, we're gonna do this thing right."
Given the contention surrounding The Batman, it's no wonder fans worry about the film to no end. Still, given that Warner Bros. still has a long line-up to follow, the Reeves and the studio have a long while to get the film right and it seems like Manganiello and the rest of the team are setting out to do just that. Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.