After it was reported that The Batman won't start shooting until 2018, Ben Affleck also clarified that his problems with Alcoholism didn't have anything to do with him quitting the project. Now news has come out that Matt Reeves, the new director for the film, has decided to rewrite the script from the ground up.
Slash Film reports:
We can now report that there is more going behind-the-scenes as well. According to sources close to the production, the screenplay for The Batman is being rewritten from the ground up, so it's entirely possible that everything we've heard about the film's story will no longer be in play.
That's a bummer considering that there has been a lot of anticipation for the arrival of Deathstroke in the DC Cinematic Universe. Fans have already seen three different versions of Joker and two different Banes, but Deathstroke has yet to find some love on the silver screen.
Then again, I'm fine with the writers working on a clean slate. If Ben Affleck himself wasn't happy with the way the script turned out, maybe Matt Reeves could be the guy to finally get the project moving in the right direction. Let's just hope that Joe Manganiello is fine with Deathstroke's fate being in limbo for now.
The Batman is currently in development and has no tentative release date.