Ben Affleck not part of Matt Reeves' solo Batman film


Suicide Squad largely bungled the Joker and Harley Quinn's relationship-a twisted, obsessive, complicated bond, both gripping and horrible-by romanticizing it. (In recent issues of the Harley Quinn comics, she's actually left the Joker to start a life on her own.) As BuzzFeed's Allison Wilmore noted at the time, Suicide Squad was "just as infatuated with Leto's tiresomely tic-laden Harley is supposed to be". On Tuesday, the studio announced that an origin story for the Joker is on the way from The Hangover director Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese.

Warner Bros and DC are behind another Batman movie but this time, it will tell the origin of Joker.

Here are 7 multiple choice answers that could possibly be in the cards.

The Batman currently has no release date and is set to star Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight. "When they [Warner Bros.] approached me, what they said was 'look, it's a standalone, it's not part of the extended universe'".

While people were, initially, very excited regarding the potential of a fully fledged DC cinematic universe back in 2013, it appears as though the wheels have fallen off that particular train rather quickly. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will reprise their roles in this thrilling the prospect of a Harley Quinn and The Joker in "Bonnie and Clyde" on speed.

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The concept envisioned by Affleck and Johns featured Deathstroke the Terminator as the main villain, and Joe Manganiello was hired to play the supervillain. In The Hollywood Reporter's story on the Joker/Harley Quinn project, they caused confusion with an error stating "The Batman" would not be aort of the DCEU and would cast a new actor. All of these movies are in some stage of development but not part of the company's official plans. "That it wouldn't be filled with cameos servicing other stories - that it would be a BATMAN story", he said.

There have been whispered rumors that Affleck would step down from playing Batman for the forthcoming solo film, but that still has not been confirmed.