It is no secret at this point that Zack Snyder has called it quits after finishing his magnum opus (Justice League). While the plan was for Ben Affleck to write, produce and create his own Batman solo feature where he would have made all the decisions, he decided to step away from the project.
As the details about what Zack Snyder’s vision of the DCEU could have been are slowly turning out, Joe Manganiello who was going to play Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson in the movie) has revealed that there was going to be a Batwoman vs Deathstroke sequence in The Batman.
With Zack Snyder’s Justice League ending, we learn a couple of things, such as Lex Luthor would have been responsible for unleashing Deathstroke upon Batman, and that Slade has it in his agenda to destroy the dark knight.
While it would have been no secret that Deathstroke and the Batman would have been going toe to toe in the movie, it seems like a very crucial member of the Bat-Family would have had a dedicated fight sequence in the movie.
There was like a big huge showdown. I think… Batgirl jumps in to try to help Bruce because Deathstroke is so fast that he can anticipate Bruce’s movements. And there was this huge fight in Gotham City where Batman is like, you know, completely afraid because he realizes he’s met someone who can take him. And that leads to this big climactic battle through the streets of Gotham City at the end.
The plans for including Batwoman into the movie would have been very interesting. While there is a movie being developed for Batwoman, The Batman would have been a kickstarter for a character where Batwoman’s (Barbara Gordon) origin and her trajectory as a character would have been explored.
While Matt Reeves’ Batman which casts Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader has a healthy buzz around it, it seems that Zack Snyder’s Justice League has opened up some old wounds. Let us know which version of the Batman would you like to watch.