THE BATMAN Is Now Being Rewritten From Scratch; Will Deathstroke Be Dropped?

According to a new report, The Batman is being completely rewritten and that could mean we'll have to say goodbye to what little we know about the highly anticipated release. Hit the jump for the latest.


It was last night that we heard The Batman is unlikely to start shooting until next year, though it was also mentioned that Ben Affleck's recent treatment for alcohol addiction played no role in Matt Reeves taking over as director and that he's still working on the screenplay with Geoff Johns (which we've previously heard had been rewritten by Justice League scribe Chris Terrio). 

Well, Slash Film has a slightly different take on the latter point as they've revealed that the screenplay for The Batman is now being rewritten completely from scratch as Matt Reeves looks to start over. 


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.

If this is down to Reeves coming in and wanting to put his own spin on things, that's no bad thing. However, if what little we know about the movie is being thrown out, that could mean we can forget about seeing Deathstroke. Camera tests have been done, but those were back when Affleck was at the helm, so the lesser known villain being replaced by a more familiar Batman rogue makes sense. 

We'll just have to wait and see, but The Batman is clearly undergoing even more big changes! 
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