DC Reportedly Scrapped the Entire 'Batman' Script, Will Start Over

Batman has bested the Joker, Two-Face, and an entire rogues gallery time and time again, but it seems like there’s one foe he’s having a lot of trouble with: Hollywood. Warner Bros. is reportedly delaying the solo Batman movie starring Ben Affleck and they rewriting the entire script from the ground up.

Slashfilm reports that sources close to The Batman say the script, which has been a sticking point for a while, is getting thrown out. That’s interesting, because less than a month ago, Warner Bros. and Affleck were “very happy” with it. Affleck co-wrote the original script with DC boss Geoff Johns. The story featured the Caped Crusader battling Deathstroke, but it’s unclear if that will change with a rewrite.

Meanwhile, Variety’s Justin Kroll is reporting that the film’s latest director, Matt Reeves, is going to be working on War for the Planet of the Apes until at least June, meaning that production wouldn’t start on The Batman until next year. Previously, it was though work on the project would kick off this summer. Kroll adds that the Reeves wouldn’t be meeting with any actors until July, so any casting rumors you hear before that are probably bunk.

DC’s next film is Wonder Woman, which, last we checked, is still coming out on June 2.