CinemaBlend reports that writer Bret Easton Ellis found himself in a sticky situation this week before coming out in public to disavow an early statement he made about The Batman. Stating that DC and Ben Affleck were experiencing a lot of script problems during the pre-production phase, he attempted to clarify and backtrack on what he had told to The Ringer.
"I was talking with two executives who have nothing to do with The Batman movie and who knew people who were involved with the production," said a sheepish Ellis. "The two executives I was having dinner with were relating the problems they had heard about the script from people working on The Batman project. That's all."
Easton Ellis Tries To Distance Himself From Controversy
Pulling down the vail of bulls*** that often covers a lot of gossip, speculation and innuendo with people inside the Hollywood complex, Ellis was left with no alternative but to admit that he actually knew little, if anything, about the project.
"I know no one involved with The Batman movie and I didn't realize that my comments would make it into The Ringer piece or else I wouldn't have cited that particular movie," explained the writer. "I have no idea what The Batman script is like and I regret that it came off as if I was disparaging the project."
Jeffrey Dean Morgan For A Frank Miller Batman?
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Morning News USA reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the man who played Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman and now making waves as Negan in The Walking Dead, is exploring the idea of portraying an earlier, grittier version of the caped crusader in the image of creator Frank Miller. Stating that “My dream is to do the Frank Miller Batman,” Morgan is intrigued by the concept of extending his short stay in the DCEU.
How that would work though is anyone's guess. The fan artwork is one thing but to create another spinoff from within a Justice League framework would make for interesting logistics to say the least.