The Batman franchise has had its ups and downs. It has reached new heights of popularity back in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman. Then it has become the butt of all jokes with Batman & Robin. Then there was a gap of almost 8 years before the next Batman film known as Batman Begins came out. Chris Nolan’s film has not only rebooted the franchise but also added depth into the Batman mythology. Things would only improve with the follow up, The Dark Knight. Chris has finished off the series with The Dark Knight Rises. Then the property went into the hands of Zack Snyder and others who would be involved in creating the DC cinematic universe.
The latest two films in the DC universe were received with mixed reviews. While financially successful, both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were met with disappointment. Some fans have compared them to Batman & Robin. However, many fans have agreed that Ben Affleck was the best Batman they have seen on screen. Now, Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in the upcoming solo film called The Batman.
The Batman might be the film that gets the DC cinematic universe in good standing. For one thing, Ben Affleck is taking the time to come up with a good story. He is also making sure that they don’t repeat the mistakes of the previous two films that featured the Caped Crusader. Another factor in favor of the film is Ben Affleck’s track record as actor and director. His films have been well received critically and financially. He has since gained some clout as a director. He might make a Batman film that is on par with Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.