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It’s called The Batman. Surprise!

Affleck 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 is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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