‘The Batman’ Delayed; Ben Affleck and Rehab

After Ben Affleck stepped down as director of The Batman, and Matt Reeves was announced as his replacement, a push back on the film’s production to begin in the spring was expected. It was also unlikely that the film would be released in 2018.

Welcome to the Batcave, ‪Matt Reeves

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On Facebook this week, Ben Affleck posted:

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”

Entertainment Weekly says “Affleck’s alcohol addiction treatment didn’t affect his involvement in The Batman, and he’s still working on the script for the planned sequel with DC’s chief  creative officer Geoff Johns.”