Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ script has been tossed out for a new one

In the latest incident of Ben Affleck getting publicly trashed, director Matt Reeves has just revealed that he’s thrown out Affleck’s script for The Batman.

Appearing on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Reeves, who took over The Batman directing duties early this year, was asked whether he’d be working from the script Affleck, Argo‘s Chris Terrio, and DC overseer Geoff Johns had already written.

“No, it’s a new story,” he replied. “It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

While Affleck’s script saw Batman facing off against the physicality of the hero’s well-matched peer, Deathstroke, Reeves has teased that his take would be more a “Hitchcockian … detective version of Batman.” That, coupled with Josh Gad’s not-so-coy hints that he’s playing the Penguin, could mean that Deathstroke is now out altogether (despite Joe Manganiello already screen-testing the villain’s costume). Also, sorry Ben, but Batman is probably going to have to drop his Sox cowl.

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