Warner Bros. is moving around Ben Affleck’s filming schedule according to Deadline.
The Accountant, the Gavin O’Connor-directed film that Affleck stars in, has been pushed from its January 29, 2016 berth to open October 7, 2016. At the same time, Warner Bros has moved from October 7, 2016 to an undated 2017 berth for Live by Night, Affleck’s adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel that he also plans to star in.
Den of Geeks is reporting that there has been an in house screening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Warner Bros. is so impressed with Affleck’s performance they want to see a Batman trilogy instead on the one film that has been announced (Geoff Johns collaboration).
Are the schedule moves the beginning of the shuffle to make room for two additional Batman films?
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) April 18, 2015
Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.