Try Not to Be Shocked to the Core of Your Being When You Hear the Title of Ben Affleck's Batman MovieJames Whitbrook10/03/16 10:30amFiled to: BatmanThe BatmanMoviesBen AffleckDCWarner Bros28815EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt’s called The Batman. Surprise!AdvertisementAffleck revealed the distinctly unsurprising name, significantly less wordy than the previously-used “DC’s standalone Batman movie,” during promotional coverage for his upcoming film The Accountant (Ben Affleck really likes his “The’s”, doesn’t he?):The movie I think is going to be called The Batman. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.It might change according to Affleck, but I hope it doesn’t. Short, sharp, to the point, just like a well-crafted cowl-ear. Plus, people don’t call Batman “The Batman!” nearly as often enough as they should. It’s got a nice ring to it, while not being as overtly poetic as “The Dark Knight.”James Whitbrookjames.firstname.lastname@example.org@JWhitbrookJames is a staff writer for io9. He reads comics so you don't have to—but sometimes you should anyway!