August 2016 was a great month, Ben Affleck was working on a script for ‘The Batman’ and Warner Bors. just announced Joe Manganiello had been cast as Deathstroke. The DC Extended Universe was looking up and exciting.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
Here we are on the dawn of August 2017, Ben Affleck is no longer directing or writing the film. Matt Reeves has been brought in to direct, and now he’s writing his own trilogy. Affleck had to tell the scoopers at San Diego Comic-Con to fuck-off and quit questioning him on whether he’s leaving the DCEU. During the Warner Bros. panel at Hall H, the studio announces a ‘Flashpoint’ film which could reset everything. Chaos, cats and dogs living together!
From the horse's mouth: Ben Affleck IS #Batman #SDCC2017 #WB pic.twitter.com/1ioofdPZxz
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) July 22, 2017
Then we come to find out that Manganiello has all the answers, according to THR, but he won’t tell us!
What’s Manganiello’s status as Deathstroke:
“I don’t. Well, I do but nothing that I can share. I know everything but I can’t say any of it,” said Manganiello.
The silver lining to that quote is that it appears there is open communication at Warner Bros. and everyone is on the same page. This works in the favor of Affleck staying in the project and getting a film in theaters. On the other hand, the longer ‘The Batman’ gets delayed the more of a chance actors move on to other projects.
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DC Extended Universe Release Schedule:
‘Justice League’ – 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film – 7/27/18
‘Aquaman’ – 12/21/18
‘Shazam’ – 4/5/19
Untitled DC Film – 6/14/19
Untitled DC Film – 11/1/19
‘Wonder Woman 2’ – 12/13/19
Untitled DC Film – 2/14/20
‘Cyborg’ – 4/3/20
Untitled DC Film – 6/5/20
‘Green Lantern Corps’ – 7/24/20
About ‘Justice League’:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
‘Justice League’ hits theaters on November 17.