A fan has demonstrated what Ben Affleck would look like if he was de-aged for Matt Reeves’ The Batman which is set to feature a younger Bruce Wayne.
Reeves’ The Batman is a point of tension for a lot DC fans for many reasons. For starters, there are not a lot of details surrounding the project that have been confirmed and this has caused a barrage of rumors to hit the Internet. While this may seem innocuous given that most major comic book properties in development tend to have a lot of rumors make their way online, one particular rumor would redefine DC and Warner Bros. cinematic universe entirely: they are allegedly replacing Ben Affleck.
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The film has gone from being written, directed, and starring Affleck to maybe not even involving him at all, so this would be particularly jarring. Furthermore, having a Batman film that doesn’t involve Affleck would bring a lot of continuity complications, and us comic book fans are not necessarily known for our easy going attitude regarding canon. If Affleck is replaced, does this mean that he is out of the role entirely? Is this film in a different universe as Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film? How would audiences react with two cinematic Batmans if he’s replaced for Reeves’ film, but ultimately remains within his own universe?
A fan has proposed a simple solution for the film: use computer graphics to de-age Affleck so he matches the alleged age Bruce Wayne will be in The Batman. Marvel had previously done this a couple of times, namely with Michael Douglas in the first Ant-Man and Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War, but these were only minutes so that begs the question of just how expensive it would be to de-age Affleck for an entire film? This fan suggests it wouldn’t be that expensive or complicated, and he has released a short video showing how simple it would be.
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Check out the video below!
People keep showing still images, here’s the effect in full motion. (All I used was final cut Pro and FaceApp.) pic.twitter.com/fvcCFM96bj
— Landon O’Leary (@LandonOLeary) August 5, 2018
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The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, along with a Flash standalone film, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Blackhawk, and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.
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10 DC Comics Characters That Need To Be In Matt Reeves’ Batman Movie
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As one of the DC’s most popular heroes, Batman has starred in quite a few films. After Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight trilogy, the character was quickly reintroduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and was a key player in Justice League. The Caped Crusader is set to return in his own movie, potentially titled The Batman, with Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield and the last two Planet of the Apes movies, behind the camera.
At the moment, nothing is known about the film’s plot or who will appear, but with Batman in the title role odds are other key DC characters will appear. So far, Batman’s corner of the DC Universe hasn’t been explored too much, so there are still a lot of characters who can be introduced on the big screen. Batman’s gonna need some villains to fight, and allies to fight beside, so Matt Reeves needs to search through the back-issues and figure out who he wants to include.
Hit Next to discover which DC Characters should appear in Matt Reeves’ Batman movie!