Ben Affleck is in no rush to turn around his upcoming Batman solo movie. Despite recent reports that Justice League 2 had been shuffled down DC's schedule to make room for Affleck's Batman film, Affleck says he's "not in any hurry to jam the mediocre movie down the pipe."
"I'm a real believer in not reverse-engineering projects to meet a window or a date," Affleck told The New York Times. "But rather when you get the right idea, when you get the right story, you get the right thing, then you make the movie. So that's what we're doing, and I'm hoping to get that done."
This ethos holds true for Affleck's motivations for taking the role of Batman in the first place, which he says he did because he "hated Daredevil so much," and "wanted to do [a superhero movie] and get it right." Affleck confessed he was not as apprehensive as he might have been before his successes with directing films such as Argo.
Still, Affleck also jokingly acknowledged his shortcomings, saying "We still have to get a screenplay together...I am [writing it] but that doesn't mean it'll be good."
"If I can find the right idea, there's nothing I'd love more than to do, to direct a standalone, iconic, great Batman movie," Affleck continued. "But it's been done. Chris Nolan did three really good movies, and I'm really mindful of that, so I'm not in any hurry to jam the mediocre movie down the pipe. If we do it, I want to make sure we get the great version, one that's worthy of the tradition of guys like Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale."
Affleck's still-untitled Batman film does not yet have a projected release date.