Despite the punishing reviews and the fact that it's still a couple of hundred million short of breaking even, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a few good things going for it.

You can read our in-depth review on the subject, but for us, the biggest plus in BvS' corner was Ben Affleck's intriguing portrayal of Batman. More damaged, violent and cruel than any other performance we've seen, Affleck really gave us an interesting take on the Caped Crusader.

There's been long-held rumours that Affleck only agreed to sign on as Batman with the proviso that he'd eventually get his own Batman to write and direct. That appears to be true as it's been confirmed that Affleck has, in fact, written a script for Batman. The script, which has been seen by Warner execs and Affleck's agent, is currently up as an option - however Affleck's being more than a little coy about its prospects.

"I tend to be a one-movie-at-a-time guy,” Affleck said in a recent interview. "So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be."

In the meantime, Affleck's attention is now centred on Live By Night, an adaptation of the bestselling thriller and the second time he's taken on a Dennis Lehane novel. He'll be back in the cowl pretty shortly, however, as Batman is set to appear - briefly, though it may be - in Suicide Squad, out later this year.