HBO Max wants Affleck, Leto, and Manganiello for an original Batman project Caped Crusader. Affleck is also in talks to return to the director’s chair and to adapt his original script with Zack Snyder producing. The return of Affleck’s Batman will either be a miniseries or a DC film on HBO Max, as Warner Bros. is committed to Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman‘ trilogy in theaters. Affleck’s project will likely follow the intended storyline teased by the post credit scene of Justice League, or Zack Snyder’s Justice League. From what we have heard in the past, Affleck’s original ‘The Batman‘ script featured Arkham Asylum, Joker, Deathstroke, and more of Batman’s rogue gallery. If Affleck is back in the cowl, then getting Leto and Manganiello to reprise their roles of Joker and Deathstroke, respectively, would be key. [EXCLUSIVE] HBO Max wants Affleck, Leto, and Manganiello for an original Batman project This is probably all bullshyt though.