An average of 7 superhero movies per year will be released starting from next year, 2016, until 2020 – and that is without the movies which were announced or talked about by the studios, without receiving a release date.
So what other superhero movies can we expect to make their way on the silver screens?
DC and Warner Bros have said, when the slate of superhero movies was announced, that they are not planning for neither Batman nor Superman solo movies. Of course, they did say that these plans might change.
And it appears that they have already, since Ben Affleck not only teased that he is interested in directing a superhero movies, but he also officially announced that he'll do that. In this way, just like everybody expected (or, at least, wanted ever since he became the new Batman), his film will be simply called The Batman.
Most obviously, there is nothing known about this superhero movie yet – not even a release date, though it is expected to hit sometime in 2018.
Ben Affleck won't just direct and star, but will also work on the script, together with Geoff Johns (who wrote for quite a few DC animations and is also attached to pen SHAZAM!). We can assume that The Batman will feature a villain who knows the secret identity of the Dark Knight – Red Hood or Hush, it is all the same.
Bring it on!